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Michael Jordan Shares What He And Kobe Bryant Said In Their Final Text Exchange



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Michael Jordan Shares What He And Kobe Bryant Said In Their Final Text Exchange
 

 
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It will be incredibly emotional when Kobe Bryant is inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. Not just for Bryant's family, who will be celebrating without him, but for Michael Jordan.

Bryant's widow Vanessa chose Jordan to present Kobe at the ceremony, which will undoubtedly bring up memories of Jordan's tearful speech at Bryant's memorial service. Jordan told ESPN's Jackie MacMullan in a recent interview that he still gets emotional with it comes to Kobe, even a year after his death.

Jordan also shared something very personal with ESPN: the very last text exchange he had with Bryant. He didn't know that just after noon on Dec. 8, 2019 would be the last time they communicated, and now he appreciates every nuance of their final conversation.

"This tequila is awesome," Kobe texted, referring to Jordan's Cincoro Tequila, a bottle of which was sent to Bryant at the launch.

"Thank you, my brother," Jordan responded.

"Yes, sir. Family good?" Kobe replied.

"All good. Yours?"

"All good."

Jordan smiled, then decided to have a little fun. "He was really into coaching Gigi," MJ explains, "so I hit him up about that."

"Happy holidays," Jordan texted back, "and hope to catch up soon. Coach Kobe??!"

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

"Ah, back at you, man," Kobe wrote. "Hey, coach, I'm sitting on the bench right now, and we're blowing this team out. 45-8."

Eleven days following that exchange, Bryant learned he had been officially nominated for the Hall of Fame as a first-ballot entry. Forty-nine days later, he was gone.

"I just love that text," Jordan says, "because it shows Kobe's competitive nature."


Jordan told ESPN that Vanessa asked him six months ago if he would "stand up for Kobe at the Hall of Fame." Jordan didn't hesitate.

"It's going to be a great honor, to be honest. It's like standing up for a family member.

He paid me the highest respect by trying to emulate certain things I did. And I can only repay that by showing my support and admiration for a guy who I felt was one of the greatest to ever play the game."
Standing up for Kobe is an honor, but at one point Jordan was concerned about keeping his composure during the speech.

After giving it some thought, he stopped being worried about keeping his feelings in check and decided he wouldn't hold back.

"I was thinking, at first, I might be a little somewhat nervous about it, but then I realized I'm not going to be nervous about showing emotions for someone I absolutely loved," Jordan says.

"That's the humanistic side of me — people tend to forget I do have one."

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 1 month ago '11        #2
Hooper4eva 
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them got damn onions
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 1 month ago '07        #3
Avon_Barksdale  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x94 OP
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 Hooper4eva said
them got damn onions
Did you just cut some?

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 1 month ago '15        #4
Ace dealer 
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New

Incoming.....








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 1 month ago '07        #5
Avon_Barksdale  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x94 OP
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 Ace dealer said
New

Incoming.....

I think so too but, not this one...


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 1 month ago '17        #6
FroBE  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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Still will never believe Kob is gone. GOAT JR.


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 1 month ago '20        #7
DA BOOG MANE 
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 1 month ago '04        #8
zone3cp 
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RIP GIGI.....


That’s the one that really gets me teary eyed.

Taking the babies away don’t make this life sh*t fair.
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 1 month ago '07        #9
young mad 
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 1 month ago '13        #10
Trey864 
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 1 month ago '17        #11
Real Talk 10%er  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x21
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Sad read.

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Top 10 most propped recently  1 month ago '12        #12
Binds 
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ga dammit sh*t still does not feel fu*king real
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 1 month ago '17        #13
OGMiamishank 
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Damn bro I'm not watching that speech
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 1 month ago '17        #14
International1 
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God Bless u Mamba and Gigi.....
I’m taking a shot for y’all right now
The Goat has spoke
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 1 month ago '19        #15
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 Hooper4eva said
them got damn onions
 Avon_Barksdale said
Did you just cut some?

 young mad said
 Trey864 said
I really need y’all n*ggas to stop cooking with onions round here!
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 1 month ago '20        #16
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 1 month ago '05        #17
rippac4 
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Damn allergies acting up
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 1 month ago '12        #18
CaliSteppin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Going to be the goat hall of fame speech
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 1 month ago '14        #19
consigliereA 
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I actually felt sick when they said Gigi was on the helicopter..
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 1 month ago '13        #20
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 1 month ago '07        #21
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 Hooper4eva said
them got damn onions
No onions or allergies over here. I’m straight up in tears
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 1 month ago '14        #22
TrillbertArenas 
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Eyes are sweating rn
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 1 month ago '19        #23
Airtight 
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I was trying to explain to someone from Alaska why people from LA love Kob and why it hit us so hard. Kinda failed. Just left it at if that wasn't one of the worst days of your life then you ain't no real Angelino.
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 1 month ago '05        #24
JohnnyCage202  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Oldheads got to witness them both...

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 1 month ago '05        #25
JohnnyCage202  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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 Airtight said
I was trying to explain to someone from Alaska why people from LA love Kob and why it hit us so hard. Kinda failed. Just left it at if that wasn't one of the worst days of your life then you ain't no real Angelino.

Bruh when I woke up he was already dead...

...went straight to The Staples Center from Echo Park.

To see his face all over the screens outside was so surreal...

...I’ll never forget that sh*t.

And to think right inside the arena The Grammys were goin on...

...nobody outside gave a fu*k.




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