Michael Jordan releases statement on Kobe Bryant’s death

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Kobe Bryant came to the NBA with dreams of being like Michael Jordan and becoming one of the NBA’s all-time greats. Following Bryant’s tragic death, Michael Jordan became the latest to speak about Bryant’s legacy.

In a statement, Jordan expressed his utter shock and pain at the news of Kobe’s death. He highlighted his close relationship with Bryant, the memories he had with him and shared all of the things that made Bryant one of the all-time greats.

Jordan joins Barack Obama, Doc Rivers and Shaquille O’Neal in sharing their memories of Bryant and paying tribute to his incredible legacy. Many other NBA players also weighed in with their tributes to Bryant following his death.

This is an incredibly difficult day for athletes, sports fans and everyone who either knew Bryant or got to watch him play. Our condolences go out to the friends and families of the victims in Sunday’s tragic crash.