The ceremony took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Michael Jordan, the legend of the Bulls, made a very moving speech.
“In basketball, in life, as a parent, Kobe has left nothing in the tank,” said Jordan with a tear-covered face.
Kobe Bryant joined the NBA in the 1990s when he was dominated by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls.
Despite the rivalry, Jordan said Bryant is always asking him for advice to improve his game.
“He was like a little brother. When I got to know him, I wanted to be the best big brother I could be. Everyone wanted to talk about the comparisons between him and me. But I just wanted to talk about Kobe. It has always surprised people that we are close, but we were close. He allowed me to be the best big brother I could be. He called me, sent me messages, sometimes at three in the morning to tell me about basketball, about his children. We were talking about sports, business, family. Part of me flew away when he died. You too, otherwise you would not be there. Rest in peace little brother. “