Allen Iverson reacts to Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett making it to the Hall of Fame
Basketball legend Allen Iverson made sure to welcome the 2020 Hall of Fame class, particularly his fellow ex-NBA stars Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett.
— Allen Iverson (@alleniverson) April 6, 2020
Allen Iverson himself became a Hall of Famer back in 2016, along with NBA legends Shaquille O’Neal and Yao Ming. He was the Philadelphia 76ers’ No. 1 overall pick back in 1996, establishing himself as one of the best point guards in the league before eventually retiring in 2011.
AI’s tweet is pretty special, considering that he has played against all three throughout his time in the NBA.
Kobe Bryant, in fact, was the No. 13 pick in the same draft class as AI. He later went on to have an illustrious 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five NBA titles and the 2008 MVP award. He unfortunately passed away this year due to a helicopter accident, making his posthumous induction bittersweet.
Meanwhile, Tim Duncan also only played on one team, the San Antonio Spurs, throughout his 19-year career. Widely regarded as the best power forward of all time, the Big Fundamental was subsequently drafted No. 1 overall just a year after Iverson.
Kevin Garnett, on the other hand, was drafted a year before Iverson. The former No. 5 overall pick famously played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he won the 2004 MVP award. The 15-time All-Star also won a championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008, further solidifying his legendary career.
The historic 2020 class will also enshrine WNBA superstar Tamika Catchings and a host of other coaches and executives this summer.