Michael Jordan Remembers "Little Brother" Kobe Bryant at L.A. Memorial, Pokes Fun at "Crying Meme"

February 24, 2020


Photo by AP Photo Marcio Jose Sanchez
 

There were many moving speeches at Kobe and Gianna Bryant's Staples Center memorial on Monday, perhaps none more memorable than that delivers by Michael Jordan. Calling Kobe his "dear friend" and "little brother," Jordan said, "He was a nuisance, but that nuisance turned into love over a period of time...As I got to know him, I wanted to be the best big brother that I could be." Jordan cried through his remarks, eventually poking fun at the "Crying Jordan" meme that's ruled the internet for a long, long time. "I'll have to look at another crying meme for the next...," Jordan said as the crowd erupted in laughter. "I told my wife I wasn't going to do this because I didn't want to see this for the next three or four years."