Michael Jordan Speech: Tribute to Kobe Bryant

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Michael Jordan Speech: Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Watch this famous Michael Jordan Speech. Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant and gives us an intimate look at their relationship at his memorial with a touching, heartbreaking, and beautiful speech. He compared their bond to a brotherhood in a tearful tribute to the late Lakers legend. Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA, winning six championships with the Chicago Bulls. Enjoy our Speeches with subtitles and keep your English learning journey.


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“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan full TRANSCRIPT:

“I’m grateful to Vanessa and Bryan family for the opportunity to speak today. I’m grateful to be here to honor Gigi and celebrate the gifts that Kobe gave us all – what he accomplished as a basketball player, as a businessman, and a storyteller and as a father. In the game of basketball, in life, as a parent – Kobe left nothing in the tank. He left it all on the floor.

Maybe it surprised people that Kobe and I were very close friends. But we were very close friends. Kobe was my dear friend. He was like a little brother. Everyone always wanted to talk about the comparisons between he and I. I just wanted to talk about Kobe.

You know all of us have brothers and sisters, little brothers, little sisters, who for whatever reason always tend to get in your stuff, your closet, your shoes, everything. It was a nuisance – if I can say that word – but that nuisance turned into love over a period of time. Just because the admiration that they have for you as big brothers or big sisters, the questions in wanting to know every little detail about life that they were about to embark on.

He used to call me, text me, 11:30, 2:30, 3 o’clock in the morning, talking about post-up moves, footwork, and sometimes, the triangle. At first, it was an aggravation. But then it turned into a certain passion. This kid had passion like you would never know. It’s an amazing thing about passion. If you love something, if you have a strong passion for something, you would go to the extreme to try to understand or try to get it. Either ice cream, Cokes, hamburgers, whatever you have a love for. If you have to walk, you would go get it. If you have to beg someone, you would go get it.

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