KOBE BRYANT and the 2020 generation will officially enter the Hall of Fame on Saturday, which was delayed for a few months due to the flu pandemic. At the ceremony, the late legend will be introduced to basketball by his former idol and “big brother” Michael Jordan.
In a conversation with ESPN’s Doyen Jackie MacMullan, Jordan revealed that he still kept the messages he exchanged with him on the phone, and then shared their last letter with the world.
Jordan said: “At first I thought I would be nervous about it, but then I realized that I had no reason to be nervous about expressing emotions to someone I absolutely love. This is my human nature, and people often forget what I have. “How happy Kobe was in the face of the tragedy that took him out of the world. He coached the team of his 13-year-old daughter Gianne, who went with him in a helicopter crash on January 26 last year, advised young NBA stars, wrote children’s books and won an Oscar.
Their last dialogue was held on December 8, 2019, a month and a half before the tragedy. After the establishment of his company, Kobe contacted him to comment on the tequila given to him by Jordan.
“This tequila is great.” Bryant wrote of Jordan’s Cincoro Tequila.
“Thank you, brother.” Jordan replied.
“Oh, yes. Is the family okay?” Bryant continued.
“Everyone is fine. Is yours?”
“all is well.”
Jordan said he started making fun of him at the time because Kobe was very keen on coach Jaina and her companions.
“Happy holidays and hope to see you soon. Coach Kobe??!” The emoji he wrote to him smiled and cried.
“It’s the same for you. Coach, I’m just sitting on the bench. We want to beat the opponent at a speed of 45:8.” This is Kobe’s last letter.
Exactly 11 days later, Kobe was officially nominated as a member of the Hall of Fame, and he died 49 days later.
Jordan explained: “I like this information because it shows Kobe’s competitive nature.”