Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Will Be Inducted Into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020
Christian Peterson-Getty Images

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant will officially be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2020 on Aug. 29.

Along with Bryant, San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan and Minnesota Timberwolves legend Kevin Garnett will be inducted in Springfield, MA.

Here are the other legends joining Bryant, Duncan, and Garnett:

Tamika Catchings,
Patrick Baumann,
Barbara Stevens,
Kim Mulkey,
Eddie Sutton,
& Rudy Tomjanovich.

Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to report the news.

Originally the No. 13 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, a 17-year-old Bryant was eventually traded to the Lakers for Vlade Divac.

During Bryant’s 20 seasons with the Lakers, he won five NBA championships.

With the Lakers retiring Bryant’s Nos. 8 and 24 jerseys during the 2017-18 NBA season, his next stop was always Springfield once he became eligible.

Unfortunately, Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven other passengers were tragically killed in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26.

You May Also Like

Lakers News: Kyle Kuzma Designed Puma Clyde All-Pro Mid

After breaking into the league as a Nike athlete and wearing a litany of models from the Kobe Bryant signature line…

Lakers Get Smashed Again By Nuggets, Prepare for Game 7

The Los Angeles Lakers got smashed once again by the Denver Nuggets…

Phil Jackson Joins Twitter, Twitter Erupts With Comedic Responses

Earlier today, Jeanie Buss announced that Phil Jackson has joined twitter. Over…

Montrezl Harrell Excited To ‘Build Chemistry Fast’ On Lakers

While Los Angeles Lakers president of basketball operations Rob Pelinka made it clear he would look to upgrade…