Duncan, Bryant lead 2020 Hall of Fame lineup

Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan were the faces of the NBA circa 2000. (espn.com)

By: Leobert Julian A. de la Peña

It’s that time of the year again.

Future hall of Famers will be awarded with their years of accolades and good deeds done for the basketball community in the USA.

For the 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame nominees, arguably the greatest players for their respective franchises, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs, headlines the list.

Tagged as the face of the 2000’s era, Bryant and Duncan shared years of physical and mental warfare in the western conference, piling up 10 NBA titles and 3 NBA MVPs together in their combined 39 years in the NBA.

Joining Bryant and Duncan are Kevin Garnett and Chris Bosh, who share the same position with Duncan and had grueling battles amongst each other at the post.

Bosh, who only enjoyed a short career in the NBA due to his blood clot issue, was honored and did not expect the early nomination in the hall of fame.

“My career ended earlier than expected and that hurt immensely. To come to this point being nominated for the Hall of Fame with my heroes is truly an amazing feeling,” said Bosh.