Many people forget that Kobe was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets. Barring a Vlade Divac trade, the Hornets would have been the home of the Mamba for the early part of his career.
With the announcement of his retirement, many teams have stopped the game to acknowledge Kobe, but with all the history between these two franchises, the Hornets did something special for Bryant.
Instead of showing highlights from Bryant's 20-season career, the team showed a nearly 1-minute, 40-second video message from Michael Jordan, the Hornets' chairman and the player to whom Bryant has long been compared.
I've always been like a big brother to you, [and you're] like a little brother. We communicate all the time.
It's great to see Mike take time out to show love to the best guard that has graced the league since he retired.