Basketball Hall of Fame Chairman Jerry Colangelo told ESPN that the enshrinement ceremony for Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan and five others will be delayed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The ceremony was to have taken place in Springfield on Aug. 29. Colangelo told ESPN that the event will be moved to spring 2021.
Colangelo did not respond to a request for comment from The Associated Press. There was no immediate announcement from the Hall of Fame about the rescheduling plan.
"We're definitely canceling," Colangelo told ESPN. "It's going to have to be the first quarter of next year.