He spoke at Bryant’s memorial service nearly one month after the Lakers legend’s fatal helicopter crash last year, and he made it clear exactly how much Bryant meant to him. “Kobe was my dear friend; he was like a little brother,” Jordan said. “When Kobe died, a little piece of me died. …
Do Hall of Fame presenters speak?
Presenters, who must already be in the Hall of Fame, are often on stage alongside the inductee, but they normally don’t give speeches. In the case of posthumous inductees, a person accepts the award on their behalf and gives a speech.
Did Kobe induct Jordan?
On Saturday (May 15), over a decade after he was bestowed the honor, Michael Jordan will induct his late friend Kobe Bryant into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Is Kobe a Hall of Famer?
On Saturday, Kobe Bryant was officially inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020, was presented by Michael Jordan before Bryant’s wife, Vanessa Bryant, made a moving speech honoring the former Laker. … Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant.
Will Kobe parents attend Hall of Fame?
Kobe Bryant’s parents were never ‘personally invited’ to Hall of Fame ceremony despite him wanting them there. When Kobe’s parents Joe and Pamela Bryant did not attend Saturday night’s Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame ceremony, it was indicative to fans of some friction between them and Vanessa Bryant.
What has Vanessa Bryant said about Kobe?
Vanessa Bryant pays tribute to Kobe Bryant at Hall of Fame induction ceremony. … Vanessa Bryant said that, had he still been alive, Bryant would have thanked “everyone that helped him get here, including the people that doubted him and the people that worked against him and told him that he couldn’t attain his goals.