Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death

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1. KOBE BRYANT INTERVIEW AT AN MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER EVENT

2. BRYANT WITH KIDS AND INSTRUCTORS AT MLS EVENT

3. BRYANT INTERVIEW

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4. VARIOUS STILL PHOTOS OF BRYANT PLAYING IN HIS FINAL GAME WITH LOS ANGELES LAKERS BEFORE RETIRING

STORY: Three weeks after Kobe Bryant, one of the most dominant players in NBA history, was killed with his daughter and seven others in a helicopter crash, the global sports icon was named a finalist to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Bryant, fourth all time in NBA scoring, played for the Los Angeles Lakers during an illustrious 20-year career that was highlighted by five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and one league MVP.

Bryant headlines the list of eight finalists that also includes Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.

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