Μεταξύ των κορυφαίων και με τη… βούλα!
Το «Basketball HOF» ανακοίνωσε την είσοδο του Κόμπι Μπράιαντ στο «πάνθεον» του μπάσκετ, κάτι που ήταν βέβαιο ότι θα συμβεί και με αυτόν τον τρόπο τιμάται η μνήμη του αδικοχαμένου σούπερ-σταρ του NBA.
Βέβαια, δεν είναι ο μόνος που εντάχθηκε στο Hall Of Fame. Μαζί με τον Κόμπι, ανακοινώθηκε η είσοδος των Τιμ Ντάνκαν και Κέβιν Γκαρνέτ, αλλά και του επίσης εκλιπόντος, Πάτρικ Μπάουμαν, που έφυγε από τη ζωή σε ηλικία 51 ετών το 2018.
He was one of the greatest competitors who stepped on the court and made sure his impact was felt on both sides of the ball. He is ranked 4th on the NBA’s career points list (33,643). We congratulate posthumously 5x NBA Champion Kobe Bryant. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/dw9WOlt1Gj— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
This man knew what it took to win games. He is the only player in NBA History with 1,000 or more wins with one team. He is ranked in the top 10 for NBA all-time rebounds and block leaders. We congratulate 5x NBA Champion Tim Duncan. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/G4hRAuLsxs— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
A 21-year NBA veteran and 15x NBA All-Star, he was widely regarded for his passion and intensity on the court. He is ranked 4th in all-time minutes played (50,418). We congratulate NBA Champion Kevin Garnett. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/oplbzNdDNR— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
She was named to the WNBA Top 20 Players in the leagues 20-year history in 2016. In her 14-year career she was a 10x All-Star, 4x Olympic gold medalist and all-time leaders in steals. We congratulate WNBA Champion Tamika Catchings. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/quUSIhz1lL— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
He greatly contributed to the growth of the game as a longtime FIBA exec and a member of the IOC. His efforts expanded youth programs and 3x3 competition worldwide. We congratulate posthumously Patrick Baumann. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/bNcnW4yL4U— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
She has coached in the collegiate ranks for over 40 years and is the 5th coach in NCAA women’s basketball history to reach 1,000 career wins. We congratulate 5x Russell Athletic / WBCA Division II National Coach of the Year Coach Barbara Stevens. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/d2hXZhVBDZ— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
She is the first person in NCAA history male or female, to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach and head coach. We congratulate 3x National Champion Coach Kim Mulkey. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/0YUcd11p7p— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
In his coaching career he has guided his teams to 3 Final Fours, 6 Elite Eights and 12 Sweet Sixteen appearances. He ranks in the top 10 among D1 coaches in all-time victories. We congratulate Coach Eddie Sutton. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/kRy2oSFl7C— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020
He spent 34 consecutive seasons with the Houston Rockets organization as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He’s the man who taught us, “Don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion!” We congratulate 2x NBA Champion Rudy Tomjanovich. #20HoopClass pic.twitter.com/0UMVBzYWA4— Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 4, 2020