Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  28 responses

Kobe Among Celebrity Guests at MJ Memorial

Bryant is one of the headliners at Michael Jackson’s memorial service in L.A. today: “I was one of the 65 million people that bought the Thriller album,’ he said. But their friendship goes a lot deeper than that. ‘It’s and honor to be a part of it,’ Bryant said. ‘I think Michael was extremely misunderstood. Extremely misunderstood. He was so generous, extremely giving and caring. Aside from us talking about work and how he tried to prepare and train for things, he introduced to movies that I would never ever watch, like ‘American in Paris,’ or ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ Like I would never watch those. But he introduced those to me and opened up a whole other side of things. Appreciating Fred Astaire’s talent and things like that. Seeing how that relates to basketball. We used to have those conversations all the time. He’s just such a giver, and such a beautiful person.”’

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  • Momma No Like Cold

    I’m dying to go…

  • http://www.jchtv.com iconjohn

    Great, alleged rapist to attend funeral of alleged pedophile. Amazing how $millions$ can but justice.

  • Riggs

    i hate kobe as much as the next guy but that was pretty stupid of you to say john.

  • Rasheedionics

    But if it’s only alleged and not proven, what makes john thinks justice was bought? That was one of the most contradictory statements I have ever seen in my life. Not very intelligent.

  • http://mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    I would pay money to see a conversation between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson. Two of the weirdest but at the same most brilliant people (at what they do!) of our time. I bet they totally clicked in a way that no mortal would ever be able to understand.

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    “You know he and I, we’re both givers. He gives, I give. The fans take, the little boys take, the white girls take”

  • nicko

    trade michael jackson for shaq!!!

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    sigh…. people like iconjohn shouldn’t even post here.

  • Sparker

    i think he means gene kelly, but why not just enjoy the reflections of one famous humanitarian talking about another?

  • AlbertBarr

    no…he meant Fred Astaire…who is the greatest dancer of all time…he wasn’t referencing the movies at that point. At least that is how I read it.

  • http://Slamonline.com Spaceship Jay

    Co-sign Hisham.

  • http://soulbanger.tumblr.com tapion786

    lol nicko.

  • kobesbestfriend

    i guarantee that white girl meeting kobe and those kids meeting mj was the best thang that ever happened to them!

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  • http://mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    do you base that opinion on personal experiences, kobesbff?

  • http://mynameinblue.blogspot.com Hisham

    all jokes aside, i’m going to watch tonight (that’s when it airs in NL). I don’t care if it’s just a media circus or blatant commercial abuse of a dead man. If there is a big event that is going to be talked about around the cooler the next day, then i’m watching it

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i wasnt there for either situation but i would bet kobe was the victim of a golddigger, while jacko r@ped dozens of little boys. burn in hell jacko. you sick fcuk. he so hated his black skin, he had hundreds of surgeries to become whiter than the background on this site.

  • Remo Williams

    tarzan is a haterrrrrrrrrr

  • FrenchKiss

    Still somehow he never disowned his African roots, strange innit?

  • Jay

    Tarzan is totally uninformed. Michael has a skin condition called vitiligo, which causes the skin to lose its color. Look it up. An ex of mine has it and her hands have turned totally white.

  • Josh D

    Its stupid how loads of good people die everyday, but when one Paedophile who could sing well dies then everyone starts mourning him, i’m not saying that his death was a good thing,but still

  • kobesbestfriend

    michael was the best entertainer of all time!losing him is like if the basketball world lost jordan!show some respect u losers!

  • http://jakeandamir.com tealish

    Ugh, I’ve had enough of MJ.

  • vangelis sandris aka boy sanchez

    i’ll never have enough of michael… i believe that everything started from his dad that treated him so badly! but that’s another story… and it’s amazingly sad how people like all u haters above overpass what mj has achieved! please show some respect just now that he’s gone…
    long live the king….

  • Luke

    Amazing to see so many people with so little class on this site.Actually poking fun at a guy who is now dead..do you not think he had enough of that throughout his LIFE?Shame on you slam moderators for not closing some accounts down..shame on you.I believe it is innocent until proven guilty right?When exactly was Michael Jackson charged as a paedophile?He wasn’t..and the guy had more talent in his little finger than most of you guys in your whole body.I thought FOR ONCE on this site,this would be a topic where people just pay their respects or not say anything at all..it seems some STILL have to comment and accuse people wrongly.Grow up you classless idiots,and Slam you need to take a long hard look at yourselves if you’re going to post this as a topic of conversation and just let people get away with such comments.It’s disgusting.

  • Luke

    Iconjohn,Tarzan and Josh D should all have their accounts suspended..especially Tarzan.But no,they post here regularly so of course Slam won’t do that..idiots.Some of those comments could actually be reported to the police as slander..seeing as MJ was never actually proven guilty.Yeah actually that might be a good idea..as well as reporting the site.

  • Alan

    Sure, let’s ban everybody who doesn’t agree with the general opinion. Good way to go back to Germany in the 1930′s… and u know how that ended…

  • Luke

    @Alan…didnt say that at all…I said THREE people should be banned.Did you actually read the hateful comments these people wrote,AFTER THE MAN DIED.Complete disgrace.