MIchael Jordan will induct Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Corridor of Fame
There might be an enormous Chicago presence at subsequent month’s Naismith Basketball Corridor of Fame enshrinement ceremony.
Michael Jordan will current new Corridor of Famer Kobe Bryant, and Isiah Thomas will current Kevin Garnett on the occasion in Springfield, Massachusetts. Jordan may also current Baylor girls’s coach Kim Mulkey.
The late former Los Angeles Lakers star as soon as referred to as Jordan a “huge brother” and mentioned that “as a result of we see issues in the same approach by way of our aggressive spirit or hearth or regardless of the case could also be, there’s an understanding that we’ve got—a connection that we’ve got.” Jordan referred to as Bryant a “little brother” in an announcement after Bryant’s demise final 12 months.
The corridor waived its regular ready interval to induct Bryant with this 12 months’s class.
Thomas and Garnett are each Chicago highschool basketball legends. Thomas performed at St. Joseph and Garnett starred at Farragut earlier than changing into NBA legends.
Mulkey is a three-time nationwide championship coach at Baylor.
The 2020 Corridor of Fame Inductees and Presenters:
Patrick Baumann, offered by Russ Granik (’13), Vlade Divac (’19)
Kobe Bryant, offered by Michael Jordan (’09)
Tamika Catchings, offered by Alonzo Mourning (’14), Daybreak Staley (’13)
Tim Duncan, offered by David Robinson (’09)
Kevin Garnett, offered by Isiah Thomas (’00)
Kim Mulkey, offered by Michael Jordan (’09)
Barbara Stevens, offered by Geno Auriemma (’06), Muffet McGraw (’17)
Eddie Sutton, offered by John Calipari (’15), Invoice Self (’17), Sidney Moncrief (’19)
Rudy Tomjanovich, offered by Calvin Murphy (’93), Hakeem Olajuwon (’08)