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Kobe Bryant Hall of Fame Ceremony: Date, Time and How to Watch on TV and Online

The late Kobe Bryant will be formally enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, nearly 18 weeks after his life was tragically cut short.

Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gigi were one of the nine people killed when the helicopter they were flying in crashed in Calabasas, California on January 26, 2020.

The late Los Angeles Lakers celebrity was chosen to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this past year, only for the yearly service to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

After a lengthy delay, Bryant will posthumously be enshrined into the Hall of Fame and will be inducted by his friend and mentor Michael Jordan.

Jordan stepped away from the game for another time after winning a sixth NBA name in 1998, at the end of Bryant’s next season in the league. The latter picked up Jordan’s mantle and went on to win five NBA titles, two scoring titles and 2 NBA Finals MVP implants over a 20-year career.

Here’s what you need to know ahead of Saturday.

When is your Hall of Fame induction ceremony?

The induction ceremony for the Hall of Fame class of 2020 is scheduled for Saturday, May 15. Proceedings get underway at 5: 30 p.m. ET. As per convention, the service will be held in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.

How to watch the Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The ceremony will be broadcast live on ESPN, using a live stream available via WatchESPN

Who will be the 2020 Hall of Fame inductees?

A cast of basketball stars will be enshrined at the Hall of Fame on Saturday. Besides Kobe Bryant, five-time NBA champion and three-time MVP Tim Duncan and 2008 NBA winner Kevin Garnett are one of the inductees.

Duncan will be shown by former San Antonio Spurs teammate David Robinson, together with whom he won his first two NBA titles, while Garnett is going to be introduced by two-time NBA winner Isiah Thomas–Hall of Fame’s rule require presenters to become Hall of Famers.

Along with Bryant, Michael Jordan may even present LSU head coach Kim Mulkey. An Olympic gold medalist at 1984 plus a three-time NCAA winner as Baylor head coach, Mulkey is the first girl in NCAA’s history to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach and head coach.

NCAA veteran Barbara Stevens will be presented by Geno Auriemma and Muffet McGraw, while four-time Olympic gold medallist and 10-time WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings is going to be introduced by 2006 NBA champion Alonzo Mourning and present U.S. Basketball Women’s Team head coach Dawn Staley.

University of Kentucky’s head coach John Calipari, his Kansas counterpart Will Self and five-time NBA All-St

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