SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts -- NBA legend Kobe Bryant, killed along with his 13-year-old daughter and several others in a California helicopter crash over the weekend, will be posthumously inducted later this year into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame ceremony where the Los Angeles Lakers great will be enshrined will be held Aug. 29 at the HOF's headquarters in Massachusetts, several media outlets including KTLA-TV in Los Angeles reported Monday afternoon.
USA Today quoted Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo as saying that "Kobe will be honored the way he should be."
“When people talk about the greats of all time, it’s pretty difficult to say who was No. 1, and who’s 2, and who’s 3, but there are four to five names that always get mentioned, we know that. Kobe’s right there with everybody,” Colangelo said, according to People magazine.