Kobe Bryant always looked up to Michael Jordan so it was fitting that Jordan would be speak during Kobe’s farewell celebration on Monday.
Jordan honored Kobe with a heartfelt speech about their little brother-big brother relationship they both had.
“Maybe it surprised people … but we were very close friends,”
“Everyone always wanted to talk about the comparisons between he and I. I just wanted to talk about Kobe.”
“At first, it was an aggravation,”. “But then it turned into a certain passion. This kid had passion like you would never know.
In the middle of the speech, a sobbing Jordan brought a much needed moment of levity during the ceremony when joked about being a crying meme again and the Staples Center crowd loved it.