Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant named Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Fame class of 2020 finalist, it was officially declared on Feb. 14.
Together with Bryant, San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan and Minnesota Timberwolves legend Kevin Garnett were being named 1 of the 8 finalists.
The inductees will afterwards be unveiled at the Closing Four in April.
Initially the No. 13 decide on in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, a 17-calendar year-previous Bryant was at some point traded to the Lakers for Vlade Divac.
During Bryant’s 20 seasons with the Lakers, he received 5 NBA championships.
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles #Lakers:
5X NBA champion,
2X NBA Finals MVP,
1X NBA MVP,
18X NBA All-Star,
4X NBA All-Star Game MVP,
11X All-NBA First Crew,
9X NBA All-Defensive First Crew,
2X NBA scoring champion,
1X NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion,
1X Oscars winner,
& 1X Emmy winner. pic.twitter.com/dfkzuFVUPY
— Dan Duangdao (@DanDuangdao) November 18, 2019
With the Lakers retiring Bryant’s Nos. 8 and 24 jerseys in the course of the 2017-18 year, his next cease was constantly Springfield as soon as he turned qualified.
Unfortunately on Jan. 26, Bryant, Gianna Bryant, and 7 life were being dropped in a helicopter crash in Calabasas. His public memorial is set for Feb. 24.