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Michael Jordan Opens Up On His Final Text Message Exchange With Kobe Bryant

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Michael Jordan Opens Up On His Final Text Message Exchange With Kobe Bryant

Michael Jordan has revealed the final text message exchange he shared with Kobe Bryant before his tragic death.

Speaking to EPSN, MJ revealed the pair's last ever texts which occurred just 49 days before Kobe sadly passed away in a helicopter crash which also killed his 13-year-old daughter Gianna.

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Credit: PA
Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Credit: PA

After Jordan had sent a bottle of his new Cincoro Tequila for Kobe to try out back in December of 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers legend thanked him by texting back: "This tequila is awesome."

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MJ: "Thank you, my brother."

Kobe: "Yes, sir. Family good?" Kobe said.

MJ: "All good. Yours?"

Kobe: "All good."

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MJ: "Happy holidays and hope to catch up soon. Coach Kobe??!"

Michael Jordan guards Kobe Bryant. Credit: PA
Michael Jordan guards Kobe Bryant. Credit: PA

Kobe: "Ah, back at you, man. Hey, coach, I'm sitting on the bench (of Gianna's junior basketball team) right now, and we're blowing this team out. 45-8."

Jordan told ESPN that he "loved that text".

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"It shows Kobe's competitive nature," he added.

Both NBA legends on the court, MJ and Kobe were also good mates off it too, so much so that Jordan is set to personally induct his old friend into the Basketball Hall of Fame this weekend.

Six-time NBA champion Jordan also spoke at Kobe and Gianna's emotional memorial service held at the Staples Center.

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"When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died," a tearful MJ said at the time.

"Those are the memories 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 I tried to help my little brother in every way I could.

"Please rest in peace, little brother."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Basketball News, NBA, nba news, Los Angeles Lakers, Michael Jordan, Australia

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