Stephen A. reacts to Michael Jordan being set to induct Kobe Bryant into the Hall of Fame

Stephen A. reacts to Michael Jordan being set to induct Kobe Bryant into the Hall of Fame

Stephen A. reacts to Michael Jordan being set to induct Kobe Bryant into the Hall of Fame | First Take
Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to Michael Jordan being a presenter to induct Kobe Bryant into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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Readers Comments (50)

  1. why the this fool has to mention lebron james his not even close to MJ nor Kobe

  2. “Little Laker boy” MJ
    Ironically MJ loved the kid from the beginning to the end

  3. Chii Cincinnati April 25, 2021 @ 11:55 pm

    I teared up just watching this. I will never get over this. Smh,never felt hurt off a person i didnt know personally! Thats how great he was!!

  4. Sometimes i dream,
    that he is me
    You’ve got to see that’s how I dream to be
    I dream I move, I dream I groove

  5. "I don’t get 5 championships here without him" – Kobe’s comment about Michael Jordan 🐐 in the Last Dance Documentary

  6. Thank you Steven a smith for the stories telling

  7. They didn’t ask Lebron again 🤣😂

  8. MJ The Undisputed G.O.A.T!!!!!!

  9. Max sit this one out.

  10. There needs to be a special seat in the Lakers stadium for Kobe and his family at least one seat in the stadium for Kobe

  11. Jordan gonna pass the GOAT title to Kobe

  12. The Quin Stewart Experience April 26, 2021 @ 12:12 am

    Kobe Bean Bryant everyone.

  13. its hurts not only because he was part of our childhoods but because he worked so hard this man deserved to live for eternity

  14. Really appreciate Michael Jordan being at Kobe Bryant Memorial last year and doing this in honor of him. One of the few players and people Michael Jordan respected and still respects admirable.

  15. Los Angeles, we all missed Kobe. Lebron can kick rocks we don’t want him, he’s not a pure laker.

  16. Russell Bradwell April 26, 2021 @ 12:18 am

    M.J. respected kobe. He was him in his prime. I think Mike loves the fact that Kobe used his game to win 5 championships. Black Mamba forever….R.I.P.

  17. You should not idolize men just enjoy their skill

  18. SupremeLogic1000 April 26, 2021 @ 12:22 am

    Im mystified how Kobe isn’t in the GOAT convo…i have LeBron ranked #5

  19. Thomas Anderson April 26, 2021 @ 12:23 am

    Of course it’d be MJ presenting. Whos else would be, a glorified finals loser like LeBron?

  20. You guys disrespect kobe EVERY time you call lebron the goat, y’all know that right

  21. Man this Max Kellerman bronsexual made it look like Lebron is the main topic. What a doofus. Like he said, jumped 2 inches when he was a kid, I doubt this clown can play bball, his opinions about the NBA shouldn’t be taken seriously.

  22. "Vanesser"

  23. Kelly Petty Jr. April 26, 2021 @ 12:27 am

    Fake death. Kobe is alive

  24. Only the Goat can induct same species…

  25. I had that feeling that MJ will present Kobe…

  26. Goat inducting another Goat Fantastic !!!
    My laker lore list:

    1 Kareem
    2 Magic
    3 Shaq
    4 Wilt
    5 Kobe 🙁
    6 West
    7 Worthy
    8 Cooper
    9 Baylor
    10 Horry/Fisher

    Personal favorite on this list is Kobe been to all five parades. Getting ONLY 1 mvp award is downright criminal !!!

  27. KOBE was on his way to the TOP after 🏀 💯🙏🏾

  28. Thank you Stephen A for staying on subject, why don’t dude feel the need to bring up LeBron🤷🏾‍♂️

  29. Kobe wasn’t playing when he said he will eat mj up on the court. Mj the greatest but my dawg mamba dnt play with that guy

  30. Zealli Williams April 26, 2021 @ 12:36 am

    MJ is a big brother to Kobe

  31. C’mon who always takes the last shot, DUH!!!

  32. Nah MJ would of ate him up and spit him out.

  33. Tim Smith - History April 26, 2021 @ 12:37 am

    While MJ fully makes sense as Kobe’s induction speaker; I think it is a bit of an overstatement to say that he’s the only choice that would work; for instance
    Magic – former Laker icon, effusive personality, survivor of HIV, minority Dodgers owners
    Lebron – current Laker icon, voice for social justice, defending champ
    Kareem – Laker icon, great author, well spoken, strong advocate
    Vanessa – wife, nobody could convey the emotional loss better than a spouse

  34. It’s just fitting that the best presents the best.#23/24

  35. I was able to watch both in their prime and im also a fan of both. Jordan was and will forever be the best basketball player I’ve ever seen period!

  36. Charleston Brown April 26, 2021 @ 12:39 am

    Would have liked Phil.more, he coached both

  37. NBA gave Lakers organization an honorary NBA title to remember Kobe and Gianna.. That’s it! That team just benefited wearing those uniforms with Lakers on it. Nah LeBron didn’t lead the Lakers to anything that NBA basically gifted.

  38. The same drunk Michael Jordan who gave his infamous 2009 drunken induction speech. Hopefully Jordan won’t make inducting Kobe about him. It’s Kobe’s moment

  39. It’s too bad Kobe won’t be here. Was really looking forward to celebrating this during his career. Now that he’s gone it just…. I don’t even know.

  40. Kobe!

  41. Been reading kobe Bryant’s book all week and kobe didn’t séem to be a real good person.

  42. Big Brother Jordan!! Bryant will always be the black mamba and its seems like yesterday watching KB playing. Rest up KB.

  43. Ha, ha, I bet bald @$$ Lebron is jealous.

  44. Kobe is born to amuse, to inspire, to delight
    Here one day
    Gone one night
    Like a sunset
    Dying with the rising of the moon
    Gone too soon🎼🎵🎶

  45. Where’s his Dad lm sorry but not Michael Jordan

  46. The GOAT never comes out of his cave except for moments like this.

  47. Beautiful, it’s only right.

  48. I really wish Joe Bryant could’ve gotten the nod, just to right a wrong for him and both families!

  49. Jordan’s so competitive, he’ll probably say that when his time comes, it’ll be a bigger deal

  50. The GOAT inducting another All Time great, Kobe was like Jordan in more ways than any player, offensive and defensive beasts.

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