In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an alternative timeline of hosting the event in mid-October was proposed but Jerry Colangelo, chairman of the board of governors for the Hall, told MacMullan that such a plan was "just not feasible" given the extent of how the novel coronavirus has impacted the United States.
"We're definitely cancelling", Colangelo said. "So we're better off deferring until the first quarter of next year". "(The board will) meet in a couple of weeks and look at the options of how and when and where".
Bryant, who died at 41 in a helicopter crash on January 26, was voted into the Hall in April, as were his NBA contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett and 10-time WNBA All-Star Tamika Catchings.
Bryant was an 18-time National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star, five-time NBA champion and three-time NBA Finals MVP in a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers.
"We were going to bust out with this incredible class", Colangelo said.
Colangelo told ESPN that Hall of Fame officials had considered moving the enshrinement ceremony from Springfield's 2,611-seat Symphony Hall to Springfield's 8,319-seat MassMutual Center to practice physical distancing before deciding to push the date back.
This means the ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 will be held in the same calendar year, but Colangelo says the Hall won't combine them on one weekend because the Class of 2020 "deserves its own celebration".
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