Hall of Fame may delay Kobe, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett ceremonies
This year’s introductory class of the Basketball Hall of Fame is one of the oldest decorated classes in history, but due to the state of the world, it remains to be seen when and where the ceremony will take place.
In the global COVID-19 epidemic, the Basketball Hall of Fame may be forced to postpone the most beautifully decorated class of candidates, with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan as the focus.
The ceremony is currently scheduled for August 28-30 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In a conversation with the Boston Globe on Saturday, John Doleva, the CEO of the Hall of Fame, explained his views on future action plans.
Doleva said: “We want to get all this information before the end of the month and decide what our action plan is.”
“I really want to make it very clear that due to the class’s infamous reputation, we will hold a separate event for the 2020 class. Frankly, each class deserves its own recognition,” Doleva added.
“In the next calendar year, we may have two dedications.”
This is one of the more memorable inductive activities, not only because of the star power of the nominees, but also because of the huge emotions that Kobe had after his unfortunate death in a helicopter accident.
Former Oklahoma Governor Eddie Sutton will also be returned after his natural death on Saturday.
Another player who will increase star power in this game is Tanika Catchings, a WNBA champion and 10th WNBA All-Star player. She won her only MVP in 2011.
The Hall of Fame had planned to move the event to the Public Common Center, which can accommodate 8,319 people, which is larger than the 2,611-person symphony concert hall, which has been held here since 2009.
If the Hall of Fame is forced to change course, it will join a long list of large-scale venue events. Unfortunately, these events have to change the original plan.