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USA: Kobe Bryant headlines Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 finalist list announcement

United States, Chicago
February 15, 2020 at 04:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Los Angeles Lakers star and late Basketball legend Kobe Bryant was named as a finalist for being induced in the 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, at the United Center in Chicago.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and one of the top scorers in league history was in his first year of eligibility to be named for the honor. He was joined in the finalist list by other notable figures in the sports' history like the Minnesota Timberwolves 15-time all-star Kevin Garnett and the iconic San Antonio Spurs centre Tim Duncan.

A memorial service for Kobe Bryant, who was killed alongside with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant during a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Southern California, will be held at the Staples Center on Monday, February 24.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 enshrinement ceremony will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in early April.

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Los Angeles Lakers star and late Basketball legend Kobe Bryant was named as a finalist for being induced in the 2020 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, at the United Center in Chicago.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and one of the top scorers in league history was in his first year of eligibility to be named for the honor. He was joined in the finalist list by other notable figures in the sports' history like the Minnesota Timberwolves 15-time all-star Kevin Garnett and the iconic San Antonio Spurs centre Tim Duncan.

A memorial service for Kobe Bryant, who was killed alongside with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant during a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Southern California, will be held at the Staples Center on Monday, February 24.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2020 enshrinement ceremony will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in early April.

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