Basketball Hall of Fame announces Class of 2020 finalists

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Basketball Hall of Fame is out with the Class of 2020 finalists.

The eight finalists were announced Friday evening. The late Kobe Bryant is on the list. Other finalists include:

  • Tim Duncan
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Tamika Catchings
  • Kim Mulkey
  • Barbara Stevens
  • Eddie Sutton
  • Rudy Tomjanovich

22News talked with basketball fans in Springfield, home of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

“You know it was well overdue. These guys have paid their dues to the league,” Ronald Cooper said. “They’ve been out there, they’ve been working hard. I’m excited for them and they deserve it.”

The actual inductees will be announced during the NCAA Final Four weekend in April. The enshrinement of the Class of 2020 will be held on Saturday, August 29 in Springfield.

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