When Kobe Bryant Died, A Piece of Me Died – Michael Jordan

It was an all night of emotions at the staple center as basketball legend, Michael Jordan eulogized late Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant.

Jordan said, Kobe is more of a brother to him than a rival. During Michael’s emotional speech at the public memorial in honour of Bryant other seven passengers that lost their lives, Jordan reveal how he and Kobe built follower-mentor relationships.

Michael Jordan and we quote:

“When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died,” Jordan said. “And as I look (around) this arena and across the globe, a piece of you died, or else you wouldn’t be here. Those are the memories that we have to live with and we learn from. I promise you from this day forward, I will live with the memories of knowing that little brother that I tried to help in every way I could. Please rest in peace, little brother.”

Jordan was in tears with those words during a moving speech about his relationship with Bryant, who died along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna in a helicopter crash January 26.

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