The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony which was set to take place in August 2020 but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic will now take place in May 2021.
Late NBA star Kobe Bryant will be inducted with the likes of Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan in the class of 2020, as well as WNBA star Tamika Catchings, coaches Kim Mulkey, Rudy Tomjanovich, Barbara Stevens and Eddie Sutton.
Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, on Jan. 26 that killed seven others; Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, Alyssa Altobelli, 14, Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Christina Mauser, 38, and pilot Ara Zobayan, 50.
The annual event was initially slated to take place in August in Massachusetts, but was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will now take place from May 13 to May 15, 2021.
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