By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Michael Jordan opened up to ESPN about the last time he communicated with Kobe Bryant before the Lakers legend and his daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash that also seven more lives on January 26, 2020.
Jordan, who will induct Bryant into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame shared an exchange of text messages he had with Kobe on December 8, 2019. They talked about tequila, basketball, family, holidays and one thing they shared in abundance: Competitiveness
“This tequila is awesome,” Kobe texted, referring to Jordan’s Cincoro Tequila, a bottle of which was sent to Bryant at the launch.
“Thank you, my brother,” Jordan responded.
“Yes, sir. Family good?” Kobe replied.
“All good. Yours?”
Jordan smiled, then decided to have a little fun. “He was really into coaching Gigi,” MJ explains, “so I hit him up about that.”
“Happy holidays,” Jordan texted back, “and hope to catch up soon. Coach Kobe??!”
“I added that little crying/laughing emoji,” Jordan chuckles.
“Ah, back at you, man,” Kobe wrote. “Hey, coach, I’m sitting on the bench right now, and we’re blowing this team out. 45-8.”