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Michael Jordan shares message ahead of Kobe Bryant’s final game in Charlotte

More than 19 years ago, the Charlotte Hornets drafted Kobe Bryant in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft.

Later, they of course went on to trade Bryant to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac before Bryant ever played a game for the franchise.

On Monday night, Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan appeared on the big board during starting lineups to share his thoughts on Bryant’s legendary career.

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“I just wanted to say congratulations,” Jordan said. “Your next step and your next career is going to be something that I’m pretty sure you’re going to have to figure out from a competitive stand point. I’m pretty sure you’re just like me. You’re going to have to find other ways to utilize that competitive drive.”