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Hall of Fame Class of 2020 ceremony: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett enshrined in basketball greatness

Tonight, nine individuals were inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Class of 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony was rescheduled, but these nine all-time greats got their moment in history tonight.

Headlined by a trio Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, the Class of 2020 is seen to be arguably the greatest Hall of Fame class of all time.

Joining them will be Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and Patrick Baumann. To learn more about each member, we have you covered here with a complete guide to the 2020 Hall of Fame class.

We've got you covered with all the highlights from a special night in sports.

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Class of 2020 Hall of Fame ceremony

Kobe Bryant

Recognised posthumously, Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, five-time NBA champion, two-time Finals MVP, two-time scoring champion and one-time MVP. With USA Basketball, Bryant earned an Olympic gold medal in 2008 and 2012.

Bryant's wife Vanessa shared how much the Hall of Fame enshrinement meant to Kobe and the impact of his legacy on the basketball world.

"You did it. You're in the Hall of Fame now. You are a true champ. You're not just an MVP. You're an all-time great. I'm so proud of you. I love you forever and always. Kobe. Bean. Bryant."

Tim Duncan

Duncan is a 15-time All-Star, five-time NBA champion, three-time Finals MVP and two-time MVP. Duncan is the only player in NBA history with 1,000 or more wins with one team, which he amassed in his 19 years with the Spurs.

Duncan shared some touching words for Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who coached him for his entire career.

"Thank you for teaching me about basketball, but even beyond that teaching us all not about basketball - teaching us all about what's happening in your world, your family and everything. Thank you for being the amazing human being that you are."

Kim Mulkey

Mulkey led the Baylor Bears to three NCAA National Championships and ranks third all-time among head coaches in win percentage.

Rudy Tomjanovich

And with the basketball world watching, Tomjanovich stated his case for his former player, Robert Horry, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Tomjanovich speaks on what the game of basketball means to him, touching on all the places it took him and great people it led him to.

Tomjanovich, who led the Rockets to NBA championships in 1994 and 1995, is also one of three coaches to win an NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal.

Patrick Baumann

Baumann is being recognized posthumously for his contributions to the game as a long-time FIBA executive and a member of the International Olympic Committee for more than 10 years.

Tamika Catchings

Catchings delivered one heck of a quote during her Hall of Fame speech.

WNBA superstar Catchings, a 10-time All-Star, one-time WNBA champion, one-time Finals MVP and one time league MVP, has next.

Eddie Sutton

Next we have Sutton, a four-time National Coach of the Year, eight-time Conference Coach of the Year and the first coach in NCAA history to lead four different schools in the NCAA Tournament.

Barbara Stevens

Stevens, Bentley University's decorated long-time women's basketball head coach, is next up.

Kevin Garnett

KG shares some personal stories, matching up against Hall of Fame classmates Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant.

First up, Kevin Garnett's Hall of Fame highlight package!

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