The enshrinement ceremony of the the late NBA legend, Kobe Bryant induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame has been postponed to the year 2021 due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic ravaging the world.
This news was made known by the Chairman of the Board of the Governors for the Hall, Jerry Colangelo, while speaking to ESPN senior writer, Jackie McMullan on Wednesday, 27th of May, stated that ;
“We’re definitely canceling. It’s going to have to be the first quarter of next year. We’ll meet in a couple of weeks and look at the options of how and when and where.”
According to a post by Chapolakers on Instagram, it stated that the Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony for class 2020 in which had lineups like; Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Kobe Bryant will be moved to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 100,000 persons in the U. S.
The enshrinement ceremony which was scheduled to hold on August 29, at the Mohegan Sun resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, were the rings of and Hall of Fame jackets would be handed over to the inductees was now pushed to the 2021, governors of the Hall of Fame will meet on June 10, to explore on new dates for the induction.
The late Kobe Bryant who is among the inductees, aged 41, in January died in a helicopter crash along with his daughter, Gianna, and 8 others.
He was an 18 – time NBA all star, champ, 5 – time NBA champion, and a 3 – time NBA finals MVP champion in his twenty year carrier with the Los Angeles Lakers before his retirement in the year 2016.