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Kobe Bryant headlines list of 8 2020 Hall of Fame finalists

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CHICAGO — Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are among eight finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame’s class of 2020.

The finalists were picked from almost 200 nominees, and announced at the United Center on Friday during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Joining the three NBA legends as finalists are Baylor coach Kim Mulkey, NBA coach Rudy Tomjanovich, Division II women’s coach Barbara Stevens, longtime men’s college coach Eddie Sutton, and WNBA player Tamika Catchings.

The Hall of Fame also awarded the John Bunn Lifetime Achievement award to Tim Nugent, the founder of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association and and a lifelong advocate for accessibility and athletes with disabilities.

Michael Wilbon, Mike Breen, Jim Gray, and the entire Inside The NBA crew (Ernie Johnson, Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith and Shaquille O’Neal) were honored with the Curt Gowdy Media Award.

Among the first-time nominees who were selected as finalists were Bryant, Duncan, Garnett and Catchings.

The full elected class will be unveiled at the Final Four in Atlanta on April 4.

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