Kobe Bryant is, to everyone's knowledge, an undisputed Hall-of-Famer. In fact, he's one of the greatest basketball players to ever do it.
And as such, what better way to present him into basketball immortality than a fellow legend?
When asked by Liz Levy of Complex.com who specifically he'd like to present him onto the Hall-of-Fame, Kobe named two very exceptional people.
"Wow, that’s a great question. In terms of who might present, for me, it’s two people: Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson. They’ve been the greatest mentors, not only in my career as an athlete but also as a person. And what I might say is just a lot of thank yous. ‘Cause I’ve had a lotta help along the way. A lotta, lotta help."
One can only imagine the excitement such a day would bring. But with Phil Jackson or Michael Jordan being the ones to introduce the Mamba, it'll make it all the more special.
Regardless of which one of them introduces him when the time comes, as an 18-time All-Star and 5 time NBA Champion, he'll no doubt deserve every bit of it. Yes, it's sad we won't get to watch Kobe do his thing on the court anymore.
But we should all be thankful we got to witness such an illustrious career. Most of the NBA would be inclined to agree, and this is our way of celebrating it all one last time.