From Michael Jordan to Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant's quest for greatness was assisted by the unlikeliest of friendships.
Los Angeles Teams
- Vanessa Bryant says HOF 'peak' of Kobe's career
- Kobe, Duncan, KG lead star-studded HOF class
- 49ers sign TE Benjamin, OL Compton to 1-year deals
- Vogel says no Lakers coach tested for COVID-19
From brand switches to unique innovations, the sneaker journeys of this year's legendary Hall of Fame trio were as interesting as their basketball careers.
Vanessa Bryant said Kobe's election to the Hall of Fame is an "incredible accomplishment and honor."
Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich and Patrick Baumann have been elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Ahead of Saturday's Class of 2020 announcement, our experts examine every team's most likely Hall of Famer -- from locks to long shots and everyone in between.
Wide receiver Travis Benjamin and offensive lineman Tom Compton have signed one-year deals with the NFC champion San Francisco 49ers.