By Bombo Ponciano ‘John’ Melo Jr -December 20, 2019 | 11:12 AM


After spending 20 fruitful seasons with the purple and gold Los Angeles Lakers and arguably one of the best to ever stepped on the floor, Kobe Bryant led the star-studded nominees for 2020 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Joining Bryant in top list are frontcourt superstars Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Chris Bosh.

These four have a strong case to be part of the Hall of Fame.

Let’s take a deeper look of their respective achievements:

Kobe Bryant (20 seasons)

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
· 5x NBA Champion
· 2x NBA Finals MVP
· NBA Most Valuable Player
· 18x NBA All-Star
· 4x NBA All-Star Game MVP
· 11x All-NBA First Team
· 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team
· 2x NBA Scoring Champion
· NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion
· 2x Olympic Games Gold Medalist

Tim Duncan (19 seasons)

Team: San Antonio Spurs

· 5x NBA Champion
· 3x NBA Finals MVP
· 2x NBA Most Valuable Player
· 15x NBA All-Star
· NBA All-Star Game MVP
· 10x All-NBA First Team
· 8x NBA All-Defensive First Team
· NBA Rookie of the Year
· Olympic Games Bronze Medalist

Kevin Garnett (21 seasons)

Team/s: Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets

· NBA Champion
· NBA Most Valuable Player
· 15x NBA All-Star
· NBA All-Star MVP
· 4x All-NBA First Team
· NBA Defensive Player of the Year
· 9x NBA All-Defensive First Team
· 4x NBA Rebounding Champion
· Olympic Games Gold Medalist

Chris Bosh (15 seasons)

Team/s: (Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat)

· 2x NBA Champion
· 11x NBA All-Star
· All-NBA Second Team
· NBA All-Rookie First Team
· FIBA World Championship Bronze Medalist
· Olympic Games Gold Medalist

Aside from the four superstars here are the other notables names that made it to the top 50 list of nominees, Shawn Marion, Michael Finley, Mark Eaton, Buck Williams, Toni Kukoc. For coaches, Rick Adelman, George Karl, Dick Motta and Rudy Tomjanovich.

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