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Basketball Hall of Fame: Kobe, Duncan, Garnett lead Class of 2020 nominees

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The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020 could be one of the most star-studded ever, with legends like Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett among the players becoming eligible for induction for the first time. They join a long list of returning candidates who'll be up for induction, including Chauncey Billups, Ben Wallace and Chris Webber.

The finalists will be announced in February, with the Class of 2020 being unveiled in April and then enshrined in the Hall of Fame in September in what is sure to be one of the hottest tickets in Basketball Hall of Fame history.

Upcoming Basketball Hall of Fame schedule

Feb. 14, 2020: Finalists and Direct-Elect enshrinees announced
April 4, 2020: Full class announced
Aug. 28-30, 2020: Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend

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North American Committee nominations

Chauncey Billups

Chauncey Billups

Stats: 17.5 PPG, 5.4 APG, 2.9 RPG, 38.7% 3-point FG in 17 seasons.

Accolades: 5-time All-Star, 3-time All-NBA, 2-time All-Defensive, 2004 NBA champion and Finals MVP.


Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh

Stats: 19.2 PPG, 8.5 RPG, 2.0 APG, 49.4% FG in 13 seasons.

Accolades: 11-time All-Star, 1-time All-NBA, 2012 and 2013 NBA champion.


Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant

Stats: 25.0 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 4.7 APG, 1.4 SPG in 20 seasons.

Accolades: 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA, 12-time All-Defensive, 4-time All-Star MVP, 2008 NBA MVP, 2009 and 2010 Finals MVP, 5-time NBA champion.


Tim Duncan

Tim Duncan

Stats: 19.0 PPG, 10.8 RPG, 3.0 APG, 2.2 BPG in 19 seasons.

Accolades: 15-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA, 15-time All-Defensive, 1997-98 Rookie of the Year, 2-time NBA MVP, 3-time Finals MVP, 5-time NBA champion.


Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett

Stats: 17.8 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 3.7 APG, 1.4 BPG in 21 seasons.

Accolades: 15-time All-Star, 9-time All-NBA, 12-time All-Defensive, 2003 MVP, 2004 NBA MVP, 2008 Defensive Player of the Year, 2008 NBA champion.


George Karl

George Karl

Stats: 1175-824 in 27 seasons as head coach; 80-105 in postseason

Accolades: 2013 NBA Coach of the Year, 4-time All-Star Game coach, reached NBA Finals with SuperSonics in 1996.


Shawn Marion

Shawn Marion

Stats: 15.2 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 1.9 APG, 1.5 SPG in 16 seasons.

Accolades: 4-time All-Star, 2-time All-NBA, 2011 NBA champion.


Rudy Tomjanovich

Rudy Tomjanovich

Stats: 527-413 in 13 seasons as head coach; 51-39 in postseason.

Accolades: 2-time NBA champion with Houston Rockets, 1997 All-Star Game coach.


Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace

Stats: 5.7 PPG, 9.6 RPG, 2.0 BPG, 1.3 SPG in 16 seasons.

Accolades: 4-time All-Star, 5-time All-NBA, 6-time All-Defensive, 4-time Defensive Player of the Year, 2004 NBA champion.


Chris Webber

Chris Webber

Stats: 20.7 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 4.2 APG, 1.4 SPG, 1.4 BPG in 15 seasons.

Accolades: 5-time All-Star, 5-time All-NBA, 1994 Rookie of the Year.


Additional nominees

Rick Adelman (Coach)
Fletcher Arritt (Coach)*
Johnny Bach (Coach)
Rick Byrd (Coach)
Muggsy Bogues (Player)
Irv Brown (Referee)
Jim Burch (Referee)
Marcus Camby (Player)
Mark Eaton (Player)*
Dale Ellis (Player)
Hugh Evans (Referee)
Michael Finley (Player)*
Steve Fisher (Coach)
Cotton Fitzsimmons (Coach)
Richard Hamilton (Player)
Tim Hardaway (Player)
Ed Hightower (Referee)
Bob Huggins (Coach)
Mark Jackson (Player)
Herman Johnson (Coach)
Marques Johnson (Player)
Gene Keady (Coach)
Ken Kern (Coach)
Rollie Massimino (Coach)
Bob McKillop (Coach)
Danny Miles (Coach)
Steve Moore (Coach)*
Dick Motta (Coach)
Jake O'Donnell (Referee)
Jere Quinn (Coach)
Jim Phelan (Coach)
Digger Phelps (Coach)
Lamont Robinson (Player)
Bob Ryan (Coach)
Bob Saulsbury (Coach)
Norm Sloan (Coach)*
Eddie Sutton (Coach)
Willie West (Coach)
Buck Williams (Player)*
Jay Wright (Coach) * - First time on ballot


Women's Committee nominations

Swin Cash

Swin Cash

Stats: 10.7 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.4 APG in 15 WNBA seasons.

Accolades: 4-time WNBA All-Star, 2-time All-WNBA, 3-time WNBA champion, 2-time NCAA champion


Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings

Stats: 16.1 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 3.3 APG in 15 WNBA seasons.

Accolades: 10-time WNBA All-Star, 12-time All-WNBA, 2011 WNBA MVP, 2012 WNBA champion, 1998 NCAA champion


Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon

Stats: 13.0 PPG, 3.8 APG, 1.1 SPG in 16 WNBA seasons.

Accolades: 6-time WNBA All-Star, 4-time All-WNBA


Additional nominees

Leta Andrews (Coach)
Jennifer Azzi (Player)
Suzie McConnell (Player)
Debbie Miller-Palmore (Player)
Kim Mulkey (Coach)
Kim Mulkey (Player)
Marianne Stanley (Coach)
Barbara Stevens (Coach)
Valerie Still (Player)
Marian Washington (Coach)


Contributor Committee nominations

Marv Albert
Dick Baumgartner
Bill Bertka
Henry Bibby
Marty Blake
Vic Bubas
Wayne Duke
Lou Dunbar
Bill Foster
Harry Glickman
Marty Glickman
Simon Gourdine
Curt Gowdy
Tim Grgurich
Del Harris
Greg Heineman
Robert Indiana
Johnny "Red" Kerr
Bill King
John Kline
Red Klotz
Bobby Lewis
Herbert Livsey
Jack McCloskey
Jerry McHale
Johnny Most
Dennis Murphy
Joe O'Toole
Billy Packer
Jack Powers
Dee Rowe
Zelda Spoelstra
Jim Valvano
Donnie Walsh
Jerome Williams


Early African-American Pioneers Committee nominations

Clarence "Puggy" Bell
Sonny Boswell
Bill Garrett
Inman Jackson
Clarence "Fats" Jenkins
Bucky Lew
Davage "Dave" Minor
Hudson Oliver
Al "Runt" Pullins
James "Pappy" Ricks
Paul Robeson
Eyre Saitch
William "Wee Willie" Smith


International Committee nominations

Patrick Baumann
Tal Brody
Jackie Chazalon
Alphonso Ford
Giuseppe Giergia
Semen Khalipski
Vladimir Kondrashin
Toni Kukoc
Marcos Leite
Shimon Mizrahi
Aldo Ossola
Amaury Pasos
Dan Peterson
Manuel Sainz
Togo Soares
Ranko Zeravica


Veterans Committee nominations

1936 U.S. Olympic Team (Team)
1964 State Department Basketball Ambassadors (Team)
1965 World University Games Team (Team)
Tom Blackburn (Coach)
Ron Boone (Player)
Sid Borgia (Referee)
Frank Brian (Player)
Joe Caldwell (Player)
Mack Calvin (Player)
Darel Carrier (Player)
Jack Coleman (Player)
Bob Dandridge (Player)
Charles Eckman (Referee)
Leroy Edwards (Player)
Leo Ferris (Contributor)
Clarence "Bevo" Francis (Player)
Buck Freeman (Coach)
Donnie Freeman (Player)
Travis Grant (Player)
Bob Grody (Player)
Robert Harrison (Player)
Flo Harvey (Player)
Dick Hemric (Player)
Cam Henderson (Coach)
Robert Hopkins (Player)
Lou Hudson (Player)
Warren Jabali (Player)
Jimmy Jones (Player)
Charles Keinath (Player)
Kentucky Wesleyan 1966, 1968, 1969 (Team)
Freddie Lewis (Player)
Jim Loscutoff (Player)
Loyola of Chicago (Team)
Billy Markward (Contributor)
Ed McCluskey (Coach)
Ray Mears (Coach)
Francis Meehan (Player)
Donald "Dudey" Moore (Coach)
Willie Naulls (Player)
Philadelphia SPHAS (Team)
Mel Riebe (Player)
Glenn Roberts (Player)
Holcombe Rucker (Contributor)
Kenny Sailors (Player)
Fred Schaus (Contributor)
Kenny Sears (Player)
Frank Selvy (Player)
George Senesky (Player)
Paul Seymour (Player)
Charles Siler (Contributor)
Talvin Skinner (Player)
Ken Suesens (Player)
Dick Van Arsdale (Player)
Tom Van Arsdale (Player)
Perry Wallace (Player)
Frank Walsh (Contributor)
Willie Wise (Player)
Max Zaslofsky (Player)


Women Veterans Committee nominations

Alline Banks Sprouse (Player)
Edmonton Commercial Grads (Team)
John Head (Coach)
Pearl Moore (Player)
Nashville Business College (Team)
Lometa Odom (Player)
Harley Redin (Coach)
Teresa Shank (Player)
Hazel Walker (Player)

Recent Hall of Fame classes

2019: Al Attles, Carl Braun, Charles "Chuck" Cooper, Vlade Divac, Bill Fitch, Bobby Jones, Sidney Moncrief, Jack Sikma, Tennessee A&I teams of 1957-59, Wayland Baptist University teams of 1984-82, Teresa Weatherspoon, Paul Westphal

2018: Ray Allen, Maurice Cheeks, Charles "Lefty" Driesell, Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Tina Thompson, Dino Radja, Charlie Scott, Ora Mae Washington, Rod Thorn, Rick Welts, Katie Smith

2017: Robert Hughes, Tracy McGrady, Bill Self, Rebecca Lobo, Muffet McGraw, Mannie Jackson, Tom Jernstedt, Jerry Krause, Zack Clayton, Nick Galis, George McGinnis

2016: Zelmo Beaty, Darell Garretson, Allen Iverson, Tom Izzo, John McClendon, Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal, Cumberland Posey, Jerry Reinsdorf, Sheryl Swoopes