NBA legend Michael Jordan was announced as the host of Kobe Bryant inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Sharing his great thoughts on Kobe, Jordan will present the 18th All-Star and 5th NBA champion at the 2020 Naismith Hall of the Fame induction ceremony, which is to hold on May 15th, 2021.
The members of the 2020 Naismith Hall of Fame class selected former Hall of Fame members to introduce them on the night of introduction. However, in the case of posthumous selection, the inductee’s family members conducted selection.
Bryant has always regarded Jordan as his idol, and in 2017, Bryant told Complex Magazine that he hoped that Jordan or Phil Jackson would introduce him at the induction ceremony.
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In his words, he said “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.”
Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash last year, spent all 20 seasons of his career with the Lakers. He was a five-time NBA champion, two-time Finals MVP, one-time regular-season MVP in 2008, 18-time All-Star and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Team 12 times.’
Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash last year, spent all 20 seasons of his career with the Lakers. He won five NBA championships, twice won the Finals MVP, once won the regular season MVP, won 18 All-Stars in 2008, and was selected to the NBA All-Defensive Team 12 times.