HOF chairman: 'Kobe will be honored the way he should be'

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has honored many NBA greats, and in August it will enshrine someone who’s gone far, far too soon.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame fully expects to induct Kobe Bryant as part of its 2020 class. Bryant was killed along with his daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Bryant was part of the 2020 class of nominees that was announced in December, which includes Muggsy Bogues, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Tim Hardaway.

The 2020 Hall of Fame class will be officially announced in early April.

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