For a long time show, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan were protective in their friendship.
It goes without saying that Kobe called Jordan his ‘big brother’ while Michael called Kobe ‘little brother’ on their showdown of friendship.
It is uncommon to bear about the friendship and bond between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan had.
Jerry west on Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan friendship:
“If you just watched them interact in a game, Kobe always was like a magnet going toward Michael; usually, Michael didn’t really interact with a lot of players when he was on the court. He’d just play. But for some reason, he had this affinity for him.”
The former Los Angeles Lakers general manager knew about the bond and closeness of both the greats, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan would call up each and talk-out for hours. To add, he knew that they meet for dinners and lunches together. West revealed the talk of Jordan in a meal when West and Jordan had at Craig’s on Melrose.
“We talked a little bit about [Bryant], But nothing that I think would predict what he was going to say”, West said.
Jordan had been working on trying to capture who Kobe Bryant was for him, and how their bond evolved into a most cherished friendship.
“Michael is going to say the right things,” West said. “He does have a soul. Most people have placed him in such a higher place in life, and they don’t think he has this side of him.”
“But, I think he was truly touched by Kobe.”
Jordan revealed to the world what Kobe Bryant meant to him.
“Maybe it surprised people that Kobe and I were very close friends,” Jordan began. “But we were very close friends.”
The face of the star was full of coming tears when talking of his friend.
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“Everyone always wanted to talk about the comparisons between he and I. I just wanted to talk about Kobe,” Michael continued.
Michael named Kobe as an ‘annoying little brother.’
“for whatever reason, always tends to get in your stuff. Your closet, your shoes, everything. It was a nuisance if I can say that word. But that nuisance turned into love over a period of time.”
Bryant wanted “to know every little detail about the life [he was] about to embark on,” Jordan said.
He works upon the things Michael gave to him.
“He used to call me, text me 11:30, 2:30, 3 in the morning, At first, it was an aggravation, but then it turned into a certain passion. This kid had a passion like you would never know.”
He [Michael] never dried his tears full of the face during his talk about his friend, kept crying while revealing ‘who Kobe meant to him?!’
It was all upon and too revealing. In the end, it was cleared so-through that as much Kobe Bryant learned from Michael Jordan as Jordan got from Kobe at the side.
“To see this side of him, it was very revealing and very touching.”, Michael said.
Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan’s friendship was fascinating that two of such greats of their generation came this far, and this side is very raw and clear to talk of.
May Kobe Bryant rest in peace!