The sports world reacts as Kobe Bryant is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame

Vanessa Bryant expresses Kobe's love for MJ and the fans (1:09)

Vanessa Bryant identifies Michael Jordan as Kobe's favorite player and expresses how important the fans were to her late husband. (1:09)

On Saturday, Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, was presented by Michael Jordan before Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, made a moving speech honoring the former Laker.

In addition to Bryant, who won five NBA titles and was an 18-time All-Star, the Class of 2020 featured Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Eddie Sutton, Rudy Tomjanovich, Tamika Catchings, Kim Mulkey, Barbara Stevens and Patrick Baumann.

On social media, basketball legends and teams shared their support for the new Hall of Famer.