Kobe Bryant To Be Inducted Into Basketball Hall Of Fame
Kobe Bryant will reportedly be honored in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as part of its 2020 class. According to reports, Kobe Bryant is a first-ballot nominee and will be placed in the hall of talented inductees with the final selections in April. On Monday (Jan. 27th), a spokesperson for The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame released a statement on the tragic death of the Lakers superstar,
“The Hall of Fame joins the rest of the basketball world in mourning the untimely passing of Kobe Bryant, a nominee for the Class of 2020 and an icon of the game. We offer our sincerest condolences to the Bryant Family and all of those affected by this tragedy. We look forward to announcing our Finalists at NBA All-Star Weekend and revealing the full Class of 2020 at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in April.”
In addition, the chairman of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Jerry Colangelo reveals Kobe Bryant will be given a tribute for his iconic 19 season career. Colangelo says,
“Expected to be arguably the most epic class ever with Kobe, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. Kobe will be honored the way he should be.”
As previously reported, on January 26, 2020, Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, six family friends and the pilot died after the helicopter crashed into the side of a mountain in Calabasas, near downtown Los Angeles, and caught on fire. Bryant, and the other 8 occupants, were killed. The victims are: the helicopter’s pilot, Ara Zobayan; Gianna’s Mamba Academy teammates Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester; their parents, John and Keri Altobelli, and Sarah Chester; and assistant coach Christina Mauser.
The Federal Aviation Administration, National Transportation Safety Board, and the FBI have launched investigations into the crash.
theJasmineBRAND sends our prayers to all the families and fans affected. Rest In Peace.