Michael Jordan introduced because the host for Kobe Bryant’s induction into the Basketball Corridor of Fame
A little more than a year has passed since the unexpected death of Kobe Bryant. As many fans around the world continue to express how much he has meant to so many people in different industries, his basketball legacy is unmatched. By now we all know that Kobe will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as part of the 2020 class.
As the ceremony quickly approached, the Hall of Famers list was announced to introduce the incoming award winners.
According to ESPN, Michael Jordan is said to be the host who honors Kobe when he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. As you all know, MJ gave a very touching speech at Kobe and Gianna’s memorial service at the Staple Center last year. During his speech, he recalled all the memories he and Kobe shared and said, “When I met him, I wanted to be the best big brother I could be.”
Talking about Kobe’s passion for basketball, he said, “He called me, texted me at 11:30 am, 2:30 am, 3 am, talking about post-up moves, footwork, and sometimes, the triangle. At first it was a worsening. But then it became a certain passion. This kid had a passion you would never know. It’s an amazing thing about passion. If you love something, if you have a strong passion for something, you would go to extremes to try to understand or get it. “
Last year, Vanessa and Natalia Bryant spoke about Kobe’s election to the Hall of Fame. Vanessa said at the time, “It’s an incredible achievement and honor and we are very proud of him. Every achievement he has as an athlete was a stepping stone to be here. Of course we want him to be here with us to celebrate. We are incredibly proud of him. And it is comforting to know that he will likely be part of the 2020 Hall of Fame class. “
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony will be held on May 15th.
Michael Jordan will introduce Kobe Bryant at the Naismith Hall of Fame @Hoophall 2020 induction ceremony on May 15. Full list of candidates and moderators: pic.twitter.com/iD5r6EIxHF
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