Bryant, Duncan, Garnett to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Ross Houston
April 4, 2020

For the Class of 2020, the Hall of Fame has elected to suspend for one year the direct-election of an individual or team from the following categories: Veteran's, Women's Veteran's, Early African-American Pioneers and the Contributors.

Former NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett will be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter).

The official announcement is expected on Saturday (04/04).

Bryant, Duncan, and Garnett may be this year's headliners, but they aren't the only ones being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

He was originally drafted by the Charlotte Hornets and saw his draft rights traded to the Lakers. The induction will come just seven months after he was killed in a helicopter crash in California. He's a 15-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA selection, five-time champion and two-time MVP.

Need more stats? He was also a 2-time NBA Finals MVP, the 2008 NBA MVP, 2-time NBA scoring champ, 9-time NBA All-Defensive Team and he won the Dunk Contest in '97!

Bryant, Duncan, Garnett and Catchings all are first-time finalists. Garnett, who began his career with the Timberwolves, ranks in the NBA's top 20 in career points, rebounds, blocks, and steals. He's a 15-time All-Star like Duncan, as well as a nine-time All-NBA selection, one-time champion and one-time MVP. He played 22 National Basketball Association seasons, including one-plus with the Brooklyn Nets and won a championship with the "Big 3" Boston Celtics in 2007-2008. She was the MVP of the WNBA Finals as the Fever won the league title in 2012, a year after she was the regular-season MVP. Bryant averaged 25 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists for his career.

Tomjanovich, 71, coached the Houston Rockets to National Basketball Association championship in 1993-94 and 1994-95.

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