This is the first year Bryant, Duncan and Garnett are eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, as they are each four seasons removed from retiring.
Originally the No. 13 pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets, a 17-year-old Bryant was eventually traded to the Lakers for Vlade Divac.
Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers drives on Raul Neto #25 of the Utah Jazz at Staples Center in 2016 in Los Angeles California. Image Getty
There's no simple summation of who Bryant was, but the accolades paint a glowing picture of why he is entering the Hall of Fame. He was an 18-time All-Star, 15-time All-NBA selection, five-time champion and one-time MVP. He is fourth on the league's all-time scoring list and won scoring titles in 2006 and 2007. He was also an 18-time All-Star and averaged 25 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists for his career, which began when he leaped directly from high school to the National Basketball Association.
Duncan was a five-time National Basketball Association champion during 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, including two Finals MVPs.
Duncan retired with career averages of 19.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He coached Houston to a pair of championships in the mid-1990s and had an impressive career as a Rockets player prior to his coaching days, earning five NBA All-Star nods in his 11-year career. He won the Defensive Player of the Year in his first season with the Celtics in the 2007-08 season and was named the NBA MVP for the 2003-04 season.
Also on Friday, 64 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases were reported on the mainland, including 26 imported ones. The commission said 60 new asymptomatic coronavirus patients were also reported on Thursday.
President Trump's reelection campaign is drawing attention to the political bias and double standards on Twitter. Biden's aides have said they're working to arrange a phone call with Trump to address his coronavirus response.
The movie will now be released in theaters November 6, which was the original release date for Angelina Jolie's The Eternals . However, Ryan Reynolds' Free Guy , which was intended for a release on July 3, has been pushed back to December 11, 2020.
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Target also announced on Wednesday plans to donate an additional two million N-95 respirator masks to the medical community. If a store needs to limit shoppers, there will be a "designated waiting area outside with social distancing markers".
Dennison said the redistribution plan may create a big dilemma for hospitals responsible for meeting their own communities' needs. Ventilators at upstate hospitals that aren't being used will be sent downstate to New York City.
When it is time to remove the mask, pull the elastic strings from behind the ears and avoid touching the front of the mask. If you have employees working on-site, you can encourage or mandate that masks be worn at your facility or office.
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NY state recorded 2935 fatalities over 24 hours, up from 2373 a day earlier, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. "I think somehow in Washington, there s an assumption (that) there s weeks to prepare", de Blasio said on MSNBC.
Even if the lender can get that done quickly, the SBA's intake system, known as ETRAN, could be problematic, Taussig said. The banking industry is trying to temper expectations about how many businesses will get the cash they need on Friday.
Beer and other alcohol are rising in sales this month as Americans are being forced to hunker down in light of the coronavirus. However, Constellation Brands said that their sales weren't affected despite the misconception.
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He said on Thursday that the man had "significant pre-existing conditions" and was in critical condition. Prison officials did not report to which county hospital Taylor was transported.
Covid-19: Misconceptions of face masks
And fresh air and exercise are good for people's mental health , they say. "The thought of them not having masks is horrific". A medical resident said resident physicians were told last week to stop wearing homemade masks donated by the community.
Sainz, Norris take pay cuts as McLaren furloughs staff
McLaren still has 100 to 150 employees working on the Project Pitlane initiative to build ventilators to help fight the illness. Non-essential businesses are shuttered in Britain because of the virus and the authorities have asked everyone to stay at home.