“I think it’s awesome,” says The Black Mamba, who pumped in 33,643 points over the course of a 20-year Hall of Fame career.
Per The Athletic:
“It’s great,” Bryant said. “I think it’s great for him. I mean, the amount of work he’s put in over his career, consistency, I think it’s awesome.”
Jordan texted Bryant to congratulate him. That message remains Bryant’s favorite memory from that night, and the sentiment behind it is something he will pay forward to James.
“That was the most important thing,” Bryant said last week.
“That was cool. Because it’s such a brotherhood, such an amount of respect between us as players, and you know the amount of work and consistency you have to put in over time so it’s nothing but love and respect.”