Kobe Bryant headings the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame course, which his widow Vanessa thinks about the “peak of his NBA career.”
Kobe and also his 13- year-old little girl, Giannia, were amongst 9 individuals eliminated in a helicopter collision in Calabasas, California, onJan 26.
Bryant was 41 and also in the initial year of qualification for the HOF.
Per ESPN and also the Lakers’ group internet site:
“Obviously we wish that he was here with us to celebrate,” Vanessa statedSaturday “We’re incredibly proud of him. And there’s some solace in knowing that he was probably going to be a part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class.”
Vanessa and also Kobe Bryant were wed for 19 years. They had 4 little girls: Natalia is 17, Bianka is 3 and also Capri is 9 months.
“No amount of words can fully describe what Kobe Bryant meant to the Los Angeles Lakers,” stated Lakers Governor JeanieBuss “Kobe was not only a proven winner and a champion, he gave everything he had to the game of basketball. His fierce competitiveness, work ethic and drive were unmatched. Those qualities helped Kobe lead us to five titles – and have now brought him to the Hall of Fame, where he will be enshrined with the greatest to have ever played the game. No one deserves it more.”
“Kobe was always one to downplay his professional accomplishments – MVPs, NBA championships, gold medals, Oscars, and on and on and on,” stated Lakers Vice President of Basketball Operations and also General Manager RobPelinka “But all of us can trust that this Basketball Hall of Fame honor is one Kobe would, and will, deeply appreciate. The highest of congratulations to you, dear friend. This one is so well deserved — for all the hard work, sweat and toil. Now, a part of you will live in the Hall with the rest of the all-time greats, where your legend and spirit will continue to grow forever.”
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