The 2020 class induction ceremony of the Hall of Fame going to have to wait. According to the CEO of the organization John Doleva pointed out to the Boston Globe, they are seriously considering a postponement at the moment.
So, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett and Tamika Catchings would be honored between October 9 and 11 and not between August 28 and 30 as originally scheduled.
Thus, the final decision in this regard will be made during this week and what is already confirmed is that the setting of the same will change to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts (8,319 capacity spectators), of the Symphoy Hall (with 2,611 seats) for allow greater social distance.
Another thing we have been able to know is that the rules of the ceremony will change this year in honor of Kobe Bryant. Specifically, the organizers will let Vanessa Bryant speak. To date, relatives of the deceased entering the Hall of Fame were not allowed to speak, something that will change now, as the Bryant family indicated they would like to participate in the ceremony.
Doleva, always at the Globe, confirmed the news: “I have had the opportunity to exchange a few words with Mrs. Bryant and she has been very grateful from an emotional point of view. She indicated that she wanted to participate with her family in the ceremony when it takes place. ”
Without a doubt, seeing Vanessa talk about her husband at the ceremony is going to be a very emotional moment.