Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, and Kevin Garnett were announced as finalists for the upcoming 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame.
All of the above-mentioned players retired in 2016 which made them eligible for the said recognition.
Bryant was drafted in 1996 as the 13th pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the first round and was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Lakers where he played for twenty seasons.
Bryant won a total of five NBA rings, was named NBA Finals MVP twice and NBA MVP once. He was also named as an All-Star 18 times where he won All-Star MVP four times.
Tim Duncan was drafted in 1997 as the top overall pick of the San Antonio Spurs. Duncan’s arrival in San Antonio was a blessing in disguise after the squad finished the 1996-97 second to the last in Western Conference. That gave them an opportunity to win the draft lottery which gave them the number one pick.
Duncan played a total of 19 seasons with the Spurs where he helped the franchise to win five NBA championships. He was named NBA Finals MVP three times and won NBA MVP twice.
Duncan was also a member of the West All-Stars fifteen times where he won an All-Star MVP in 2000.
Kevin Garnett was drafted back in 1995 as Minnesota Timberwolves’ fifth pick. He played for twelve seasons as a Wolves before he transferred to Boston Celtics in the 2007-08 season.
While in Boston, he was part of that Celtics Big-3 where he teamed up with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen.
Garnett played for a total of twenty-two season in the NBA where he won one championship in Boston and an NBA MVP while he was a Timberwolf.
He was named as an All-Star fifteen times in his career and won an All-Star MVP back in 2003.