The best basketball players have earned a spot in the Hall of Fame. It’s the ultimate reward for their great accomplishment on the basketball court. The Hall of Fame will have another name and yes, Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has his own spot in the special group.
On May 15, the Black Mamba will be inducted in the Naismith Hall of Fame. Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan will present him. Simple as that. Many saw this coming. Jordan is one of the best basketball players of all time.
Kobe called MJ a “big brother” from the moment he entered the NBA in 1997. He kept this tradition alive through the end of his playing time. Kobe and Jordan had an incredible relationship. Their brotherly relationship was filled with great stories and amazing experience.
Kobe lost his life in a tragic helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. The world lost a legend and there was a memorial service at Staples Center. NBA icons delivered a speech to honor Kobe’s life and his accomplishment. Jordan is one of them. His moving speech made people cry. He loved Kobe so much and losing him was a disaster. MJ was moved to tears by Kobe’s sudden death.
The Hall of Fame gets another star in Kobe Bryant
MJ will have another chance to speak about Kobe. He will present the No.8/24 at the 2020 Naismith Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It is time for the biggest basketball fans to watch one of the most amazing events of the year. Mark May 15 on your calendar.
The Bulls legend revealed how much Kobe meant to him during the memorial service in 2020.
“Maybe it surprised people that Kobe and I were very close friends,” Jordan said, via ESPN.com. “But we were very close friends. … Everyone always wanted to talk about the comparisons between he and I. I just wanted to talk about Kobe.”
Jordan really liked Kobe and his great work ethic. Kobe had an incredible passion for the game, and this made their friendship even stronger.