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Report: Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett to be inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett will headline this year's Basketball Hall of Fame class, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Charania added that a formal announcement is expected to be made on Saturday.

This is the first year Bryant, Duncan and Garnett are eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as they are each four seasons removed from retiring.

Bryant retired following the 2015-16 season with career averages of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. He was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA selection, five-time champion and one-time MVP.

Following his death earlier this year, it was reported that Bryant would be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame posthumously.

Duncan retired with career averages of 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He's a 15-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA selection, five-time champion and two-time MVP.

Garnett retired with career averages of 17.8 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game. He's a 15-time All-Star like Duncan, as well as a nine-time All-NBA selection, one-time champion and one-time MVP.

Kobe, Duncan and Garnett are widely considered to be some of the greatest players in NBA history at their respective positions. They were each announced as finalists for the Class of 2020 at All-Star Weekend.

Enshrinement Weekend will begin at Mohegan Sun on Friday, Aug. 28.

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