The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its 2020 class, a nine-member roster that’s lead by Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Bryant, Duncan and Garnett are joined by 10-time WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings, former Houston Rockets coach and 2-time NBA Champion Rudy Tomjanovich, four-time NCAA coach of the year Eddie Sutton, three-time NCAA Champion coach Kim Mulkey of Baylor and five-time NCAA Division II Coach of the Year Barbra Stevens from Bentley University.
Spending his full 20-year NBA career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant was a five-time NBA Champion, 2008 NBA MVP, two-time NBA Finals MVP, two-time scoring champion, 11-time All-NBA First Team selection and 9-time All-Defensive team selection, among a laundry list of other accomplishments. After his tragic passing in January it was quickly announced that he would receive an immediate posthumous induction.
Widely regarded as the greatest power forward of all time, Duncan was a 5-time NBA Champion, 2-time NBA MVP, 3-time NBA Finals MVP 10-time All-NBA First Team selection and 8-time All Defensive team member, plus more. He played his full 19-season NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs.
Known for his endless passion and intensity, Garnett was a 1-time NBA Champion, 1-time NBA MVP, 1-time Defensive Player of the Year, 4-time All-NBA first team selection, and 9-time All-NBA First Team selection, alongside other accolades. He spent most of his career with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Boston Celtics, but also had a brief stint with the Brooklyn Nets.
The 2020 NBA Hall of Fame induction ceremony is currently scheduled for August 29.