Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett lead the list of nominees to the basketball Hall of Fame, announced Thursday for the Class of 2020.
They are not alone, though, as other big names are trying to get a place in the hall of the immortals. This includes Chris Bosh, Shawn Marion, Michael Finley, Mark Eaton, and Buck Williams. The women's nominations include Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, Swin Cash, and Tamika Catchings, while former Bulls star Toni Kukoc is among the international nominees.
This won’t be the first time there for some of these legends. For instance, Chauncey Billups, Mark Jackson, Chris Webber, Tim Hardaway, Ben Wallace, Richard Hamilton, and Marcus Camby have been on the ballot on several occasions.
The finalists will be announced on Feb. 14, 2020, during NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago.
Kobe spent his entire career with the Los Angeles Lakers, bringing five titles to the Staples Center, establishing himself as a Lakers legend and one of the top scorers in NBA history.
Duncan, on the other hand, spent 19 seasons with the Spurs and won five championships with the franchise. He helped turn San Antonio into one of the best franchises in the NBA, winning two MVP awards and earning the right to be called the greatest power forward of all time.
Garnett was great during his time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he played his first 12 campaigns in the league, taking them to eight-straight playoff appearances. He joined the Celtics in the 2007/08 season, instantly helping them win the NBA title.