Sunday 29th November 2020
The early death of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant in January caused global sympathy. He will be posthumously inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame next May. So far, the corona pandemic has prevented a ceremony.
The North American professional basketball league NBA will induct Kobe Bryant, who died in January, into its Hall of Fame in May 2021. As the league announced, the ceremony, which was postponed due to the corona pandemic, will then be held in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Kobe Bryant, who played for the Los Angeles Lakers throughout his career, won five championships and two Olympic golds with the USA. At the end of January, he died in a helicopter accident at the age of 41.
In addition to Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will be inducted into the NBA’s Hall of Fame in mid-May. Duncan won five championships with the San Antonio Spurs, Garnett one with the Boston Celtics. All three players have also been named the best player of an NBA season at least once. In 2016, both Bryant and Duncan and Garnett had ended their long-standing careers. Four years after retiring, former NBA players can be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the first time.