The group of players who entered the Basketball Hall of Fame this year is perhaps the most talented of all time. Let's see why .
This year we will be able to see the new figures entering the Basketball Hall of Fame. Photo: Flickr-Fido
LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño
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This Saturday the Class of 2020 was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. This time around, we could be looking at the most talented group of players ever seen in the Hall's history. Let's see some of its members.
Considered the successor to Michael Jordan and depends on who you ask, the second greatest basketball player of all time, Bryant embodied the world of basketball for as long as he was playing.
Bryant was a 5-time NBA champion, two-time Finals MVP, 2008 regular season MVP, 18-time All-Star, and won two gold medals in basketball. His jersey numbers, 8 and 24, were retired by the Lakers.
During his career, Kobe created a reputation for being a selfish player, preferring to have the ball in his hands at all times. However, this had a reason for being: Bryant could score from any position, at any angle, especially when it was a difficult shot.
His work ethic and tireless work to achieve perfection made him a role model for many players of the current generation. So much so that in life he earned the respect of his idol, Michael Jordan, who was commissioned to introduce him to the Hall of Fame.
Unlike Kobe, about Tim Duncan there is a unanimous consensus among sports connoisseurs: he is the best power forward, (or power forward) that has existed in the history of the sport.
During his nearly 19 years with the San Antonio Spurs, Duncan achieved almost every title a player can get. He won 5 NBA titles, was MVP of the finals 3 times, MVP of the regular season twice, 15 times All-Star and rookie of the year in his first season. His number, 21, was retired by the Spurs.
In his many years of playing, Duncan, unlike others, never had a flashy or exciting style of play. However, his absolute mastery of the fundamentals of basketball allowed him to dominate other players with ease. So much so that he earned the nickname "The Big Fundamental" for the simple but consistent way he managed to win. With solid footwork and an unstoppable board shot, Duncan was the nightmare of many for nearly two decades.
Duncan was a humble star, perhaps shining brighter to connoisseurs than to casual fans. His teammate Duncan Robinson (another Hall of Famer) inducted Timmy to the Hall.
The latest superstar to enter the hall of fame this time is Kevin Garnett, the former Celtics player who is considered one of the best defenders in NBA history.
Garnett won an NBA championship and was the MVP in the regular season on one occasion. He was chosen 9 times for the Best Defensive Quintet and was the Defensive Player of the Year during 2007-08 with the Celtics.
Garnett has well deserved his reputation as a defensive wall. He was an extremely intelligent player, who enjoyed "trash talk", that is, he intimidated his opponents verbally. Garnett knew the game so well that he sang his opponents' plays before they made them. He closed passing lanes, he ran all over the court, he was a real headache for his rival team.
Garnett was inducted into the Hall of Fame by Isiah Thomas.