UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The late Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who died after a helicopter crash on January 26, was chosen Friday among the eight candidates to enter the Hall of Fame Basketball Hall of Fame.
It is the first time that Bryant, the NBA title holder, has been chosen on five occasions, who participated in the All-Star Game 18 times, to be on the list of final candidates to join a constellation of stars, after about three and a half years after his retirement from basketball in general. 2016.
In addition to Bryant, the organizers have chosen Tim Duncan, who was crowned league title on five occasions with San Antonio Spurs, who was chosen three times as the best player in the finals, in addition to Kevin Garnett, who was crowned champion with the Boston Celtic in 2008 and the best player in the league in 2004, and Tameka Catchings, the professional league champion In 2012, she won the Olympic gold four times, in addition to her participation in the All-Star Game on 10 occasions.
The candidates also included former coach Rudi Tumyanovic, who led the Houston Rockets to the “NBA” title in 1994 and 1995, in addition to three coaches from university teams.
The names of those who will join “Hall of Fame” will be announced on the fourth of next April at the University of Final Four in Atlanta, where the candidate needs 18 votes out of 24 members of the committee to obtain this honor, knowing that the headquarters of “Hall of Fame” Fame “is located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the place where Canadian-American James Naismith invented basketball and enacted its laws.
Bryant, 41, died on January 26 in Los Angeles in a helicopter accident, resulting in eight other casualties, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.
“Kobe Bryant’s sudden departure has left us in a state of sadness and mourning, and we are proud to honor his legacy and at the same time seven other people have made a huge difference in our sport,” said Jerry Collingelo, president of “Hall of Fame”.
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