Kobe Bryant has been compared to Michael Jordan his entire career, with many fans sometimes overlooking Kobe’s talents due to the comparison; some MJ fans hate Kobe, and vice versa. However, along the way, Bryant was able to strike up a relationship with Jordan, which allowed him to be mentored by one of his childhood heroes.
Recently in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Bryant revealed that the relationship he has with MJ is “fantastic” and the former Chicago Bull is like a big brother to him:
Kimmel: What’s your relationship like with Michael?
Bryant: It’s fantastic. It’s a big brother type of relationship.
Kimmel: Does he good you advice?
Bryant: Yeah he does, actually.
Kimmel: Good advice?
Bryant: Great advice. Him and Magic and those guys – Michael in particular – [have] really given me phenomenal advice in how to take a team – particularly with the personalities that we have – how to better communicate with your teammates, how to better elevate your teammates.
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