When and Where to Watch Hall of Fame Ceremony

Published 05/15/2021, 3:32 PM EDT
January 22, 2014 Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant during the first half in a game between the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes and the Duke Blue Devils (Photo by Juan Salas/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


The NBA Hall of Fame is probably the pinnacle of the basketball community. From honoring legendary coaches to the best players of the generation, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame recognizes the best of the best.

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After last year’s Hall of Fame ceremony was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Class will finally be inducted into the Hall of Fame almost after a year.

What to expect from the event

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The 2020 class is absolutely stacked. Legendary players like Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, WNBA legend Tamika Catchings and legendary coach Rudy Tomjanovich headline the event. But arguably the biggest name in the Class is the late Lakers’ legend, Kobe Bryant.

Given the number of legendary figures that are being inducted into the Hall of Fame, fans all around the world are excited to watch the event. The enshrinement ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST.

SAN ANTONIO, TX , May 4, 2005 -San Antonio Spurs Tim Duncan, left, controls the ball against Denver Nuggets Kenyon Martin in the 1st quater of the game at SBC Center, San Antonio. TX, on Wednesday. (THE DENVER POST PHOTO BY HYOUNG CHANG) (Photo By Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

The event that will be held in Springfield, Massachusetts, is set to be broadcasted by ESPN. It will also be available on the network’s online platforms like WatchESPN and Fubo Sports.

With the sport’s biggest names possibly making an appearance, the Hall of Fame ceremony is a must-watch for all the fans around the world.

What makes the 2020 Class special?

The Hall of Fame has seen multiple legendary classes, but the 2020 Class certainly makes an argument of being one of the best ever. It features some of the biggest coaches, not just of the NBA but also college basketball.

From college ball coaches like Eddie Sutton getting their due recognition to the finest female coaches in Barbara Stevens or Kim Mulkey, the 2020 Class has showcased diversity like no other.

SAN ANTONIO – MAY 7: (FILE PHOTO) Kobe Bryant #8 of the Los Angeles Lakers bites his jersey in Game two of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs during the 2003 NBA Playoffs at SBC Center on May 7, 2003 in San Antonio, Texas. Bryant was released on bail by the Eagle County Sheriff’s office in Colorado July 6, 2003 after posting a $25,000 bond on a felony count of sexual assault. (Photo by: Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

WNBA legend Tamika Catchings is also one of the biggest names in the class. Even executive Patrick Baumann has been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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But arguably the biggest attractions of the ceremony are the three legends, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, and Kobe Bryant.

Duncan, Garnett, and Bryant were some of the finest players of their time. While Duncan was a fundamentally sound big man, Garnett brought an unmatched intensity to the game.

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Kobe, on the other hand, was an all-rounder. He could defend, score, and would do everything to secure the win for his team. Given how important all the inductees were to the game, the 2020 Class is certainly one of the best in recent memory.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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