Michael Jordan Reveals A Final Text With Kobe Bryant That Summed Him Up Perfectly

Written by on May 12, 2021

Michael Jordan, who will induct fellow NBA legend Kobe Bryant into the Basketball Corridor of Fame on Saturday, simply revealed his final textual content message exchanges with the Lakers nice earlier than he died in a helicopter crash together with his daughter Gianna and 7 others.

Among the messages had been pleasantries, based on an ESPN interview with Jordan printed Tuesday. Bryant complimented Jordan on his Cincoro Tequila after receiving a pattern. They checked up on one another’s households and wished one another glad holidays. However one line from Bryant on that December 2019 day struck Jordan as so quintessentially Kobe.

“He was actually into teaching Gigi,” MJ explains, “so I hit him up about that.”

“Joyful holidays,” Jordan texted again, “and hope to catch up quickly. Coach Kobe??!”

“I added that little crying/laughing emoji,” Jordan chuckles.

“Ah, again at you, man,” Kobe wrote. “Hey, coach, I’m sitting on the bench proper now, and we’re blowing this workforce out. 45-8.” …

“I simply love that textual content,” Jordan says, “as a result of it reveals Kobe’s aggressive nature.”

Bryant and 13-year-old Gigi (Gianna) had been on their method to considered one of her video games on Jan. 26, 2020, when their helicopter went down in Southern California fog.

As chosen by Bryant’s widow, Vanessa, Jordan will current Bryant for his Corridor of Fame enshrinement on Saturday.

If the previous Chicago Bull’s speech is as emotional as when he mourned the lack of his “little brother” at Bryant’s memorial service in February 2020, the tears will likely be flowing once more.


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