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Kobe Bryant’s Hall Of Fame induction to take place in May 2021 announces NBA

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Kobe Bryant’s long overdue place in the NBA Hall Of Fame will finally be sealed as the NBA revealed the dates for the Hall Of Fame weekend. The Lakers legend will be joined by Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in the illustrious list during the induction on May 13 to 15.

Originally, the induction was supposed to take place during the Hall Of Fame weekend in August, However, the event in Springfield, Massachusetts was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The headline inductees comprising of Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett were revealed back in April 2020.

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Kobe Bryant will be bestowed with the induction in May 2021. (PRNewswire/Deadline)

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the nine honorees in the Class of 2020 presented by Fifty-Five South Ventures. The Class of 2020 will be enshrined in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Birthplace of Basketball, on Saturday, August 29, 2020,” The NBA had announced back in April

Whereas, the other names that are set to be inducted are a string of coaches like the  Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich, Eddie Sutton, Kim Mulkey and Barbara Stevens.

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“Bryant, Duncan and Garnett — with a combined 48 All-Star Game selections and 11 NBA championships between them — were the headliners of the class that was announced back in April. They all got into the Hall in their first year as finalists, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings,” read NBA’s website

Kobe Bryant’s accolades speak for itself

Kobe Bryant's Hall Of Fame induction to take place in May 2021 announces NBA - THE SPORTS ROOM
The Los Angeles Lakers legend was a deadly shooting guard and was part of the team that secured the three-peat. (NPR)

In a career spanning exactly two decades, Kobe Bryant was an integral member of the Los Angeles Lakers and proceeded to win five championships with the franchise. “Black Mamba”, as he was called, tragically passed away on January 26, following a helicopter crash which also took the lives of his daughter Gianna and seven other occupants.

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Apart from the glittering championship rings, Bryant was also an 18-time All-Star and will join the Hall Of Fame class which includes the greats of the game such as Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and John Wooden.

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