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There are only two things guaranteed in this life that we live. One of course the end of life itself. The second is Kobe Bryant’s inevitable induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Bryant is eligible for the 2021 class, so he has plenty of time to plan his speech and pick out the perfect outfit.
The five-time NBA champion and former league MVP was asked by Complex’s Liz Levy who he’d want to present him into the HOF and stated the following.
“In terms of who might present, for me it’s two people: Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson. They’ve been the greatest mentors, not only in my career as an athlete, but also as a person.”
– Kobe Bryant –
From the turn-around fadeaway to his walk, Kobe modeled his entire game after Jordan, and Jackson coached each player to multiple championships.
The Lakers are planning on retiring both Kobe’s No. 8 and No. 24 jerseys this December, so it’s only right that both Jordan and Jackson present Bryant at his hall of fame enshrinement.
I mean, after all … what could it hurt?