Official: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett To Be Inducted Into the Hall of Fame
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:40 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
One doesn’t need to belittle a great like TD to prove Kobe’s greatness. Small, small minds. In their primes they were comparable players.


Is it belittling to Stockton and The Admiral to say that Jordan overshadowed their HOF induction? Or is it reality...?

No one is belittling anyone here.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:38 pm    Post subject:

And Rudy T!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:40 am    Post subject:

Congratulations to our beloved KOBE, another chapter in a legendary legacy

No disrespect to Garnett or Duncan, but that night is going to be all Mamba.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:55 am    Post subject:

Batguano wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
One doesn’t need to belittle a great like TD to prove Kobe’s greatness. Small, small minds. In their primes they were comparable players.


Is it belittling to Stockton and The Admiral to say that Jordan overshadowed their HOF induction? Or is it reality...?

No one is belittling anyone here.


Maybe read the posts in this thread. KG needed other stars to win (as did Kobe) and TD was boring. I didn’t follow KG that closely but in their primes Kobe and TD were comparable.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:40 am    Post subject:

Pure Hoop’s devastatingly amazing tribute post

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-lxGfKnlbQ/

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:53 am    Post subject:

Reading this thread title is so damn bittersweet. Watching Kobe right now on ABC 2010 game 7 finals. Ugh...miss you Kobe.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:34 pm    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
Batguano wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
One doesn’t need to belittle a great like TD to prove Kobe’s greatness. Small, small minds. In their primes they were comparable players.


Is it belittling to Stockton and The Admiral to say that Jordan overshadowed their HOF induction? Or is it reality...?

No one is belittling anyone here.


Maybe read the posts in this thread. KG needed other stars to win (as did Kobe) and TD was boring. I didn’t follow KG that closely but in their primes Kobe and TD were comparable.


Ah. So I have to answer for other posters comments now? You responded to my posts of all the posts, which heavily implies that you felt that my comment was the one that was belittling Duncan.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:06 pm    Post subject:

Man I got caught up in all this corona virus crap & missed about Kobe HOF.

Complete congrats to Kobe..a legend of all time.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject:

Kobe is the 27th Hall of Famer that played for the Lakers in his career. 22nd in the Los Angeles era:

1. George Mikan 1959
2. Elgin Baylor 1977
3. Jim Pollard 1978
4. Wilt Chamberlain 1979
5. Jerry West 1980
6. Slater Martin1982
7. Clyde Lovellette 1988
8. Connie Hawkins 1992
9. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 1995
10. Vern Mikkelsen 1995
11. Gail Goodrich 1996
12. Bob McAdoo 2000
13. Magic Johnson 2002
14. James Worthy 2003
15. Adrian Dantley 2008
16. Karl Malone 2010
17. Dennis Rodman 2011
18. Jamaal Wilkes 2012
19. Gary Payton 2013
20. Mitch Richmond 2014
21. Spencer Haywood 2015
22. Shaquille O'Neal 2016
23. Zelmo Beaty 2016
24. Steve Nash 2018
25. Charlie Scott 2018
26. Vlade Divac 2019
27. KOBE BRYANT 2020
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:44 am    Post subject:

Batguano wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
Batguano wrote:
venturalakersfan wrote:
One doesn’t need to belittle a great like TD to prove Kobe’s greatness. Small, small minds. In their primes they were comparable players.


Is it belittling to Stockton and The Admiral to say that Jordan overshadowed their HOF induction? Or is it reality...?

No one is belittling anyone here.


Maybe read the posts in this thread. KG needed other stars to win (as did Kobe) and TD was boring. I didn’t follow KG that closely but in their primes Kobe and TD were comparable.


Ah. So I have to answer for other posters comments now? You responded to my posts of all the posts, which heavily implies that you felt that my comment was the one that was belittling Duncan.


Actually I didn’t respond to any post, I just made a comment.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:55 am    Post subject:

GOODRICH25 wrote:
Kobe is the 27th Hall of Famer that played for the Lakers in his career. 22nd in the Los Angeles era:

1. George Mikan 1959
2. Elgin Baylor 1977
3. Jim Pollard 1978
4. Wilt Chamberlain 1979
5. Jerry West 1980
6. Slater Martin1982
7. Clyde Lovellette 1988
8. Connie Hawkins 1992
9. Kareem Abdul Jabbar 1995
10. Vern Mikkelsen 1995
11. Gail Goodrich 1996
12. Bob McAdoo 2000
13. Magic Johnson 2002
14. James Worthy 2003
15. Adrian Dantley 2008
16. Karl Malone 2010
17. Dennis Rodman 2011
18. Jamaal Wilkes 2012
19. Gary Payton 2013
20. Mitch Richmond 2014
21. Spencer Haywood 2015
22. Shaquille O'Neal 2016
23. Zelmo Beaty 2016
24. Steve Nash 2018
25. Charlie Scott 2018
26. Vlade Divac 2019
27. KOBE BRYANT 2020


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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2020 7:27 am    Post subject:

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/05/24/hall-of-fame-could-push-back-induction-of-kobe-duncan-garnett-due-to-coronavirus/

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Hall of Fame could push back induction of Kobe, Duncan, Garnett due to coronavirus

It’s the deepest and (arguably) greatest Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class in its history: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett lead it.

Enshrinement is scheduled for Aug. 29, but the Hall of Fame in Massachusets is looking at potentially pushing back that date if large gatherings are not yet allowed, reports Gary Washburn at the Boston Globe. They are considering pushing the date back to mid-October or potentially into next spring if necessary.

Hall of Fame CEO John Doleva emphasized they are not just going to roll this class into the 2021 class (which has yet to be elected).

“I do want to make it very clear we will have a separate event for the class of 2020 because of the notoriety of that class and, frankly, every class deserves its own recognition,” Doleva said. “There is a potential next calendar year that we could have two enshrinements.”

It’s possible that the enshrinement can take place Aug. 29, but like every big event planned for the fall nobody knows exactly what the situation will be. So, the Hall of Fame is coming up with a backup plan, just in case. As they should.
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 6:04 pm    Post subject:

https://nba.nbcsports.com/2020/05/27/basketball-hall-of-fame-delays-enshrining-kobe-bryant-tim-duncan-kevin-garnett/

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Basketball Hall of Fame delays enshrining Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett

The Basketball Hall of Fame originally planned to induct Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett in August.

But coronavirus interfered.

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN:

Jerry Colangelo, the chairman of the board of the governors for the Hall, told ESPN Wednesday that enshrinement ceremonies for the Class of 2020, one of the most star-studded lineups ever which includes Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and the late Kobe Bryant, will be moved to spring of 2021.

Colangelo stressed there will be separate ceremonies for the Class of 2020 and the Class of 2021, even though both events will now be held in the calendar year 2021. “We won’t be combining them,” he said. “The Class of 2020 is a very special class and deserves its own celebration.”

I’m so glad each class will be honored separately. Bryant, Duncan, Garnett and the rest of this class – Tamika Catchings, Rudy Tomjanovich, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton and Patrick Baumann – deserve their own night.

So does Paul Pierce and whoever gets selected in the next class.

Life can end at any moment. Bryant’s death was a tragic reminder of that. But there’s no specific urgency here. The Hall of Fame should wait until it’s safe to hold a proper celebration of this class… then the next one.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:37 am    Post subject:

https://lakersnation.com/lakers-news-vanessa-bryant-expressed-desire-for-family-to-be-involved-with-kobe-bryant-hall-of-fame-enshrinement-ceremony/2020/06/06/

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Lakers News: Vanessa Bryant Expressed Desire For Family To Be Involved With Kobe Bryant Hall Of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is set to be enshrined at the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame alongside one of the most star-studded classes in NBA history.


Although the league has managed to outline a timeline for its return to the court by the end of July, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has required the Hall of Fame to push back the induction ceremony from the originally scheduled Aug. 29 date.


Of course, the death of Bryant will also be taken into consideration for the enshrinement ceremony that will also feature Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Tamika Catchings. It seems the committee has already acknowledged the prospect of taking unprecedented action since this is the only time a first-ballot inductee has passed away before their induction.

According top Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe, CEO John Doleva said who speaks on Bryant’s behalf will be someone — or people — close to thim:

“People are going to want to hear about Kobe personally, not just a vignette,” Doleva said. “Whether that’s his wife or his teammates or a combination thereof.”

Doleva added that Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, expressed her desire for the family to be involved:

Doleva said he has received indication that Bryant’s family wants to participate in the ceremony.

“I had the opportunity to speak very briefly with Mrs. Bryant and she was very appreciative and very emotional,” Doleva said. “She has certainly indicated to be very involved, she and her family and others, in his enshrinement ceremony when it happens.”

Bryant’s family played an integral role in the celebration ceremony that was held for him and Gianna at Staples Center a month after the tragic accident. They will now get the chance to honor Bryant’s legacy on the basketball court in what would have been one o the greatest accomplishments of his lifetime up to that point.

Although the Hall of Fame had initial hopes of simply postponing the enshrinement ceremony to the fall, a decision was made to delay it until some point in 2021.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:51 am    Post subject:

Kobe’s family should be involved in the ceremony
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