By Kailyn McBride. @kxailyn
Photo: GUANGZHOU, CHINA - AUG 2. 2015: NBA basketball player Bryant Kobe of Los Angeles Lakers seats during a promotional event at a store in Guangzhou.
Less than 3 months after his death, Kobe Bryant, along with eight other finalists, have been selected to enter the 2020 basketball hall of fame. The 18-time All-Star, Olympic gold medalist, and long-time, title-winning Laker guard will be honored for his tremendous contribution to the NBA, the game of basketball, as well as the large impact he held on the world. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett will be alongside a few other players and coaches as the list of finalists was announced back in February. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honorees will be officially enlisted on August 29th in Springfield, Massachusetts.