Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline HOF class

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(AP) -- Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to validate his greatness: He’s now, officially, a Hall of Famer.

And he’s got plenty of elite company in the 2020 class, one that may be as glitzy as any.

Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced Saturday as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Trump speaks to sports commissioners

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Vanessa Bryant: HOF 'peak' of career

Reaction to Saturday's announcement of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:

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EPL players reject 30% pay reduction

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Spanish league negotiating salary cuts

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The league and the players' association have been in talks to try to find ways to mitigate losses that could reach nearly 1 billion euros ($1.08 billion) if the season cannot be restarted because of the pandemic. (MORE)

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