Michael Jordan will present Kobe Bryant for Hall induction

Michael Jordan will present Kobe Bryant for Hall induction
FILE - A picture of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan is played at a memorial for Bryant in front of Staples Center Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. (Source: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

(AP) - Michael Jordan will present Kobe Bryant for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame next month.

Members of a Hall class are asked to choose who they would like to accompany them to the stage and present them before their acceptance speech.

When the inductee is being enshrined posthumously, as in Bryant’s case, family members are asked to make the decision on presenter.

Jordan tearfully spoke for more than 11 minutes at the memorial for Bryant and his daughter Gianna in Los Angeles in February 2020.

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