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2020 Hall of Fame Ceremony Pushed to May

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Postponed in August, the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony has a new date for mid-2021.

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Kobe Bryant’s induction to the Basketball Hall of Fame was set to occur in August of this year. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that ceremony was postponed. This weekend, the NBA announced that the Basketball Hall of Fame events originally scheduled for earlier this year will unfold in May 2021.

The Associated Press delivered the news regarding the ceremony that will place Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Patrick Baumann and Eddie Sutton into the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The NBA said Saturday that the delayed Hall of Fame weekend — it was to have taken place in Springfield, Massachusetts in August, before being pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic — will be held from May 13-15.

Bryant, Duncan and Garnett — with a combined 48 All-Star Game selections and 11 NBA championships between them — were the headliners of the class that was announced back in April. They all got into the Hall in their first year as finalists, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings.

You can read the full story on the new HOF schedule at AP.