LOS ANGELES | The arrival mortem of Kobe Bryant in the pantheon of the hall of fame of the NBA, scheduled for August, has been postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic of sars coronavirus, said a member of the institution to ESPN on Wednesday.
The enthronement of the legend Kobe Bryant, who died on January 26, at 41 years of age in a helicopter accident which also claimed the life of his 13-year old daughter Gianna and seven other persons, was to be held on August 29 in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Massachusetts.
“One cancels, no doubt,” said Wednesday the president of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame Jerry Colangelo to ESPN. “It will be necessary that this may occur in the first quarter of next year”, he added, specifying that the board of directors of the hall of fame “will meet in the coming weeks and will examine the options regarding the how, the when and the where”.
Bryant was among the nine names of the promotion 2020, including the former player for San Antonio Tim Duncan, five-time graded in the NBA, and Kevin Garnett, the champion in 2008 with Boston.
Sacred five-time champion of the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant was a three-time MVP of the NBA finals and 18 times selected all-star in two decades of his career in California.