Kevin Garnett opens up about tragedy of not having Kobe Bryant present for Hall of Fame induction

Jonathan Sherman
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Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant will all enter the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this week, and Bryant’s absence will surely impact everyone in attendance.

Of course, the Los Angeles Lakers legend tragically and shockingly passed away last year.

Garnett recently opened up about what Bryant’s absence will mean to him and everyone else involved.

There is no doubt that tears will be flowing at the ceremony that will take place this weekend. After all, it was recently announced that Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, will be speaking on his behalf at the ceremony.

The fact that Kobe Bryant is entering the Hall of Fame comes as no shock. The fact that he will not be present at the award is likely still difficult for many family and friends to grapple with.

While every induction ceremony is a celebration of the game of basketball. This year’s edition is sure to be filled with quite a bit more emotion.

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Jonathan is a freelance writer, filmmaker, and passionate fan of the NBA. In the past Jonathan has covered politics, entertainment, travel, and more. He is a proud contributor of Lakers Daily.