Michael Jordan will induct Kobe Bryant into the basketball Hall of Fame next month.
Jordan, a six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls, was close friends with Bryant up until the LA Lakers legend’s death in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
Bryant died at the age of 41 alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers when their helicopter crashed in California.
Bryant won five NBA titles with the Lakers, with whom he retired in 2016.
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The 2020 Naismith Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on 15 May, and American Bryant will be inducted by compatriot Jordan, who himself holds a place in the Hall of Fame.
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