Kobe Bryant will get posthumous induction into the Pro Basketball “Hall of Fame” after the basketball legend was involved in a fatal helicopter crash that claimed his life and that of his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Bryant, and seven other people onboard along the Southern California coast January 26, 2020.
This comes after about 18 of the 24 anonymous voters chose Bryant, a five-time NBA title winner with the Los Angeles Lakers in what could be a mere formality, as well as his rivals Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan for enshrinement in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Pretty soon, there’s going to be an official announcement on Saturday. Voters include “Hall of Famers”, executives and administrators, members of the media, and other experts in the field.
Rudy Tomjanovich former Houston Rockets coach is also looking forward to being enshrined into the “Hall of Fame”, according to countless reports making rounds.
The former coach and player, Tomjanovich who scored a second-place to be enshrined is best known for coaching Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets to a pair of titles in the mid-1990s. Another former coach, Eddie Sutton, will be inducted as well, following an ESPN report.
The “Hall of Fame” induction ceremony which will hold in Springfield, Massachusetts is scheduled to take place on August 29 no matter what happens. But if the COVID_19 pandemic stretches too long and delay things, there is an alternate plan for the ceremony to happen in October this year.
However, “Hall of Fame” Chairman Jerry Colangelo said the institution will make sure that everyone who deserves to be enshrined will definitely get what they deserve no matter what happens like, Kobe Bryant passing away and the coronavirus pandemic, people will get the reward for their accomplishments.
‘We are going to do this the right way and in a very sensitive way. We want everyone to get their due respect,’ Colangelo said.