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NBA says Kobe’s delayed Hall induction coming in May 2021

Additionally stepping into as a part of the category, introduced in April, are Tamika Catchings, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Eddie Sutton and others.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will lastly enter the Basketball Corridor of Fame in Might 2021.

The NBA mentioned Saturday that the delayed Corridor of Fame weekend — it was to have taken place in Springfield, Massachusetts in August, earlier than being pushed again due to the coronavirus pandemic — can be held from Might 13-15.

Bryant, Duncan and Garnett — with a mixed 48 All-Star Sport choices and 11 NBA championships between them — had been the headliners of the category that was introduced again in April. All of them received into the Corridor of their first 12 months as finalists, as did WNBA nice Tamika Catchings.

Others needed to wait a bit longer for the Corridor’s name: Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich received on this 12 months, as did longtime Baylor girls’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Ultimate 4 coach Eddie Sutton.

Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, together with daughter Gianna and 7 others. Sutton died Might 23.

Additionally stepping into as a part of this class is former FIBA Secretary Normal Patrick Baumann, who was chosen by the worldwide committee. Baumann died in October 2018.

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