In an interview with Complex’s Liz Levy, Kobe said MJ and Jackson have been mentors in his career and in life.
— Complex (@Complex) October 27, 2017
You’re going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame someday. Who might present you? What will you say?
Kobe: “Wow, that’s a great question. In terms of who might present, for me it’s two people: Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson.
“They’ve been the greatest mentors, not only in my career as an athlete, but also as a person.
“And what I might say is just a lot of thank yous. ‘Cause I’ve had a lotta help along the way. A lotta lotta help.”