Kobe, Duncan, Garnett headline Basketball Hall of Fame class
UNDATED (AP) — Kobe Bryant’s resume has yet another entry to prove his greatness. He’s now officially a Hall of Famer. Bryant and fellow NBA greats Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett headlined a nine-person group announced today as this year’s class of enshrinees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
They all got into the Hall in their first year of eligibility, as did WNBA great Tamika Catchings. Two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich (tahm-JAHN'-oh-vich), longtime Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey, 1,000-game winner Barbara Stevens of Bentley and three-time Final Four coach Eddie Sutton were also selected. So was former FIBA (FEE'-bah) Secretary General Patrick Baumann.