At this stage of his career, and as bad as the Lakers are, Kobe Bryant is simply playing for more accolades in the NBA record book. He’s likely to pass Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list in the next few weeks and he was recently asked about his recollection of entering the league and his interactions with MJ.
“We hit it off very well. He was really like a big brother, and whether it’s because we see things in a similar way in terms of our competitive spirit or fire or whatever the case may be, there’s an understanding that we have—a connection that we have. I don’t know if he opened up with me more than he did with other players, I’m not sure. I don’t know if other players had the balls even to ask. But we have a really, really good relationship.”
H/T: Bleacher Report