Kobe Bryant named basketball hall of fame finalist

Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant gestures while answering questions from the media during a news conference Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Taguig city, east of Manila, Philippines. | Source: AP Photo / Bullit Marquez

(CNN) - Less than a month after his death, basketball legend Kobe Bryant is being honored for his athletic ability.

On Friday, Bryant was named as a finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Seven other finalists are also on the list.

Bryant spent 20 years on the court with the Los Angeles Lakers. He helped the team win five NBA championships and is currently fourth on the all-time scorers' list.

The official class of 2020 will be elected to the hall of fame on April 4.

The induction ceremony will be August 29 in Massachusetts.

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