'It's an honor': The Hall of Fame's class of 2020 enshrined
Kobe Bryant is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame now, along with contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, headliners of a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on Saturday night, more than a year after being announced as the Hall’s Class of 2020.
Ben Wallace, Chris Webber named finalists for Basketball Hall of Fame
Ex-Detroit Pistons forward Ben Wallace and former Michigan star Chris Webber are up for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame once again. Wallace, a three-time Hall of Fame finalist, helped lead the Pistons to the NBA title in 2004 and was a four-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and four-time All-Star. He helped Michigan reach the Final Four in 1992 and 1993 as a member of the Fab Five before being selected No. The five-time NBA All-Star played one season with the Pistons in 2006-07 before retiring in 2008 with Golden State. The other finalists are Bill Russell (coach), Rick Adleman (coach), Marianne Stanley (coach), Leta Andrews (coach), Michael Cooper, Yolanda Griffith, Lauren Jackson, and Marques Johnson.mlive.com
Kobe Bryant's latest book to debut atop best-seller list
(AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)Kobe Bryant is back atop the best-seller lists, days after the late Los Angeles Lakers superstar was selected to the Hall of Fame. The latest release from Bryant’s Granity Studios, “The Wizenard Series: Season One” will debut at No. Bryant’s 2018 book “The Mamba Mentality: How I Play” was also a best-seller and has been on Amazon’s top lists for much of this year as well. Much of Granity's work has continued after Bryant's death, including installments of the “Detail” sports analysis series of programs on ESPN. ___More AP coverage of the life and death of Kobe Bryant: https://apnews.com/KobeBryant___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports