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Kobe Bryant Will Be Inducted Into The NBA Hall Of Fame By Michael Jordan

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Kobe Bryant Will Be Inducted Into The NBA Hall Of Fame By Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant will be officially inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in May.

And the man presenting him on the historic night will be none other than Michael Jordan himself.

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

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame recently announced its plans to conduct the prestigious event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on May 15.

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The class of 2021, which also consists of fellow NBA legends Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, were asked to select previous HOF inductees to accompany them during the event.

But with Kobe being tragically killed in a helicopter crash back in 2020, that big decision of who would present him was left in the hands of his family.

So Vanessa and the Bryant family chose Kobe's hero MJ.

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MJ and Kobe, who have a combined 11 NBA championship rings between them, have always had a close relationship both on and off the court.

Kobe has openly talked about MJ being his inspiration.

As for Jordan, he was on hand to to nurture and develop a younger Kobe into becoming one of the best to ever play the game.

The Chicago Bulls icon summed up their relationship during his memorable speech at the Staples Center last year.

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"When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died," MJ said.

"And as I look in 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.

Kobe Bryant hugs his daughter Gianna. Credit: PA
Kobe Bryant hugs his daughter Gianna. Credit: PA

"I promise you from this day forward, I will live with the memories of knowing that I had a little brother and I tried to help in every way I could.

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"Please, rest in peace little brother."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Basketball, Basketball News, NBA, nba news, Michael Jordan, Australia

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