Michael Jordan on Kobe Bryant: ‘He’s brought a lot of joy to the game’

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Michael Jordan’s last All-Star game with the Bulls marked the first of Kobe Bryant’s career. Sunday, Jordan was in attendance again as the Lakers legend played in the game for the final time.

The Hornets owner was there to represent Charlotte – the host of the 2017 All-Star game – and also pay tribute to Bryant.

Jordan discussed Bryant’s impact on the game during an in-game interview.

One generation’s recognizes another generation’s #NBAAllStar #KobeBryant #CraigSager https://t.co/tymC0yIGu7 — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) February 15, 2016 Michael Jordan in the house to celebrate All-Star Weekend in Charlotte next year. pic.twitter.com/gWjrlNZoEG — NBPA (@TheNBPA) February 15, 2016

Bryant had 10 points on 4-11 shooting in a 196-173 win by for Western Conference. His 18 All-Star game selections rank second all time behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Russell Westbrook was named the game’s MVP for the second consecutive year after scoring 31 points and grabbing eight rebounds.

Pau Gasol, Chicago’s only representative in the game, had nine points and seven rebounds.

Most All-Star selections as a Bull

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