Kobe Bryant headlines 2020 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame inductees
The Lakers icon played his high school ball at Lower Merion in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
Due to the recent announcement in regards to COVID-19 restricting large gatherings in Philadelphia for the next six months, as well as limits related to travel, spacing requirements and other issues like so many other public events, the hall of fame’s annual induction for 2020 will be different this year. There will be a virtual induction ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5.
Bryant averaged 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 1,346 regular-season games with the Lakers. Along with being an 18-time All-Star and the second-best shooting guard in NBA history behind only Michael Jordan, Kobe captured five titles with the Lakers, two Finals MVPs and the 2008 regular-season MVP. Bryant is also fourth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with 33,643 points.
Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash earlier this year. The Lakers great was named an NBA Hall of Famer along with Kevin Garnett and Tim Duncan. The ceremony got delayed due to COVID-19 and will take place next year.
The Lakers retired both of Bryant’s numbers last season (8, 24). There will never be another Kobe Bryant and his legacy will always be alive and well in the NBA community.