Kobe wants Jordan or Jackson for Hall of Fame induction
SAN ANTONIO, TX - FEBRUARY 6: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers leaves the court after the game against the San Antonio Spurs on February 6, 2016 at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Chris Covatta/NBAE via Getty Images)
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In a mere four years, former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant will be eligible for enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Given the accolades, championships and accomplishments Bryant garnered during his career -- as well as his overall impact on the NBA and basketball at large -- his entry is looking more than solid.
Of course, before one gets to that grand stage in Springfield, Mass., to reflect on their career, they have to be presented by a current Hall of Famer. And in the case of Bryant, there are only two names on his list who would get that honor.
In an interview with Liz Levy of Complex.com, Bryant reveals Michael Jordan and former coach Phil Jackson are who he's thinking of:
OK, last question. You’re going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame someday. What might that look like to you? Who might present you? What will you say?
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.
Check out the rest of the interview here.