Kobe Bryant on Michael Jordan: 'I Don't Get 5 Championships Here Without Him'May 4, 2020
Episode 5 of The Last Dance was dedicated to the late Kobe Bryant.
Toward the beginning of the episode, Bryant dedicated his Hall of Fame Los Angeles Lakers career to Michael Jordan:
"He's like my big brother," Bryant said. "I truly hate having discussions about who would win one-on-one. You heard fans saying, 'Hey, Kob, you beat Michael one-on-one.' I feel like, yo, what you get from me is from him. I don't get five championships here without him because he guided me so much and gave so much great advice."
The Last Dance is a 10-part documentary series airing on ESPN through May 17. Bryant was one of over 100 people interviewed before he died in a helicopter crash Jan. 26 at 41 years old.
Jordan spoke at the Celebration of Life for Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, on Feb. 24 and reiterated the brotherly relationship the two had:
Comparisons have always been drawn between Bryant and Jordan:
Jordan is one of five players in NBA history to have won six championships, while Bryant finished as one of 12 players to capture five rings. The former was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009, and Bryant was selected posthumously April 4.