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CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 14: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts after a call during their game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena on December 14, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Shams Charania, an NBA analyst for The Athletic and Stadium, has revealed that the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will induct Kobe Bryant into the 2020 class. He made the announcement official on Twitter, writing, “Kobe Bryant will be a first-ballot enshrinement into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2020. ‘Expected to be arguably the most epic class ever with Kobe, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett,’ HOF chairman Jerry Colangelo says. ‘Kobe will be honored the way he should be.'”

To also honor Kobe, the NBA has announced that the upcoming Los Angeles Lakers vs. LA Clippers game set for tomorrow (January 28) will be postponed. They explain that “the decision was made out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday.”