NBA fans had a hard time watching the fifth episode of The Last Dance. At the start of the episode, Kobe Bryant was featured because he was part of the 1998 All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. Michael Jordan was also playing in the game, and the thought at the time was that Bryant was going to be the next Jordan. Some before Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, he was interviewed for The Last Dance and talked about his relationship with the Chicago Bulls legend.
"I grew up watching Michael on TV and now you got a chance to go face-to-face with him, you get a chance to really see and like touch and feel – strength, speed, quickness and it was fun to be out there," Bryant said. "I had a question about shooting his turnaround shot so I asked him about it, and he gave me a great detailed answer, but on top of that, he said, if you ever need anything, give me a call. Like my big brother. I truly hate having discussions about who would win one-on-one, and your fans saying, 'Hey Kobe, you'd beat Michael one-on-one.' I feel like, 'Yo, what you get from me is from him.' I don't get five championships here (with the Lakers) without him because he guided me so much and gave me so much great advice."
Fans loved seeing Bryant talking about Jordan, and they just couldn't believe Bryant is no longer alive. Scroll trough to see some of the emotional reactions.
KOBE WAS MY MJ🙏🏽😢— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) May 4, 2020
😥😥😥😥 that intro just tore me apart man. Man I wish Kobe was here to see this man. Thank you for sharing that beautiful and special footage Mike! We miss you Bean❤️🙏🏽! #TheLastDance— Quinn Cook (@QCook323) May 4, 2020
It will never feel real Kobe isn't here with us..— 🏁 Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 4, 2020
Kobe , Thank You .— 14 (@RjHampton14) May 4, 2020
I don’t think I’ll ever get over the fact that Kobe is no longer with us 😢— Alexis Morgan (@alexismorgan) May 4, 2020
Still hasn't sunk in with me that Kobe isn't here anymore. I don't think it ever will.— Aye throw that Boyz II Men on (@DragonflyJonez) May 4, 2020
listening to Kobe talking about Michael 😭— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) May 4, 2020
man damn kobe 😢— the girl fritz 🎙📻 (@thegirlfritz) May 4, 2020
I love and miss you @kobebryant 😣— The After Party (@XoTheAfterParty) May 4, 2020
“In Loving Memory of Kobe Bryant”
Everyone watching The Last Dance: pic.twitter.com/5RB3VRh2ug— Kyle Ledbetter (@CSM_MemesInsta) May 4, 2020
It's surreal to think that Kobe Bryant just passed away. Those opening scene were really nice and moving. #TheLastDance— Andrew Collins (@Bandinellosaul) May 4, 2020
Seeing @kobebryant on last dance is 💔. So sad.— James Hancock (@JamesHancock27) May 4, 2020
R.I.P. Kobe Bryant 😢 pic.twitter.com/56xJksaijg— Tuami kdk (@notkdk3) May 4, 2020