Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett highlight 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

CHICAGO — In one of the expected Naismith Memorial Basketball Corridor of Popularity categories in years, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan headline the finalists up for induction in August.

The finalists have been introduced on Friday at NBA All-Celebrity Weekend, and Corridor of Popularity chairman Jerry Colangelo stated they saved the category small this 12 months as a result of the magnitude of the avid gamers who’re anticipated to achieve the Corridor. Colangelo stated that was once the plan earlier than Kobe Bryant’s demise.

“Once we met in Dallas after his demise, we needed to maintain that, and the way in which we dealt (with) it’s that we weren’t going to put up a large number of names,” Colangelo stated. “We have been going to make it a small elegance. We wish everybody to get their due, and that’s necessary and delicate.”

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The other finalists: former WNBA start Tamika Catchings, Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, Bentley University women’s coach Barbara Stevens and former NBA coach Rudy Tomjanovich.

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