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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50 Comments

  1. shyboyfso on April 25, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    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.

  2. Kelly Petty Jr. on April 25, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Fake death. Kobe is alive

  3. The Quin Stewart Experience on April 25, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Kobe Bean Bryant everyone.

  4. Mike Hunt on April 26, 2021 at 12:00 am

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

  5. Jackie Wright on April 26, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Where’s his Dad lm sorry but not Michael Jordan

  6. TheLuscious on April 26, 2021 at 12:03 am

    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

  7. Raymond Loyola on April 26, 2021 at 12:03 am

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

  8. Zachary Peery on April 26, 2021 at 12:04 am

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

  9. Keith Nowak on April 26, 2021 at 12:04 am

    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.

  10. MartyMcFly700 on April 26, 2021 at 12:05 am

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

  11. Mikropono on April 26, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Only the Goat can induct same species…

  12. Anthony Havens on April 26, 2021 at 12:07 am

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

  13. Arnie Nelson on April 26, 2021 at 12:08 am

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

  14. roy richardson on April 26, 2021 at 12:10 am

    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!

  15. bob bib on April 26, 2021 at 12:10 am

    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

  16. Loops Gee on April 26, 2021 at 12:10 am

    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 !!!

  17. Mr. DS on April 26, 2021 at 12:10 am

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

  18. Tim Smith - History on April 26, 2021 at 12:11 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

  19. Flight Ramirez on April 26, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Thank you Steven a smith for the stories telling

  20. Zekeizme on April 26, 2021 at 12:18 am

    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.

  21. Lucy Aklar on April 26, 2021 at 12:19 am

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

  22. Zealli Williams on April 26, 2021 at 12:20 am

    MJ is a big brother to Kobe

  23. Chii Cincinnati on April 26, 2021 at 12:23 am

    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!!

  24. Juan Aguirre on April 26, 2021 at 12:23 am

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

  25. Derek JDW on April 26, 2021 at 12:26 am

    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

  26. Bonks on April 26, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Jordan gonna pass the GOAT title to Kobe

  27. Tribute101* on April 26, 2021 at 12:27 am

    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🎼🎵🎶

  28. Luis Negrete on April 26, 2021 at 12:27 am

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

  29. dadavic on April 26, 2021 at 12:27 am

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

  30. shamus248 on April 26, 2021 at 12:28 am

    "Vanesser"

  31. Westside 4LIFE on April 26, 2021 at 12:28 am

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

  32. Me on April 26, 2021 at 12:29 am

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

  33. Thomas Anderson on April 26, 2021 at 12:31 am

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

  34. Wupup36 on April 26, 2021 at 12:32 am

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

  35. dadavic on April 26, 2021 at 12:33 am

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

  36. Aswin A on April 26, 2021 at 12:33 am

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

  37. Charleston Brown on April 26, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Would have liked Phil.more, he coached both

  38. Russell Bradwell on April 26, 2021 at 12:34 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.

  39. SupremeLogic1000 on April 26, 2021 at 12:35 am

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

  40. drunkvader on April 26, 2021 at 12:35 am

    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.

  41. Keep Calm on April 26, 2021 at 12:40 am

    They didn’t ask Lebron again 🤣😂

  42. Walter Bermoy on April 26, 2021 at 12:41 am

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

  43. ghtown23 on April 26, 2021 at 12:43 am

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

  44. dasbaum pallen on April 26, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Kobe!

  45. Mike Ayia on April 26, 2021 at 12:45 am

    You should not idolize men just enjoy their skill

  46. j p on April 26, 2021 at 12:48 am

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

  47. Derek JDW on April 26, 2021 at 12:48 am

    Beautiful, it’s only right.

  48. pete bolo on April 26, 2021 at 12:49 am

    I had that feeling that MJ will present Kobe…

  49. Dre Bishop on April 26, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Max sit this one out.

  50. James tapp on April 26, 2021 at 12:53 am

    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

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