The Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the class of 2020 could be further delayed from its August date due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The ceremony for the class of 2020 is currently scheduled for August 29th, though the Hall of Fame committee has two other potential dates.
“I do want to make it very clear we will have a separate event for the class of 2020 because of the notoriety of that class and, frankly, every class deserves its own recognition. There is a potential next calendar year that we could have two enshrinements," said Hall of Fame CEO John Doleva.
The class of 2020 includes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and Tamika Catchings.
It has not been determined who will speak on behalf of Kobe Bryant, though Delova said that Bryant's family wants to be involved in the ceremony.
“I had the opportunity to speak very briefly with Mrs. Bryant and she was very appreciative and very emotional. She has certainly indicated to be very involved, she and her family and others, in his enshrinement ceremony when it happens," added Delova.