RARE PHOTO: Michael Jordan In Jolly Mood With Fanboys LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Carmelo Anthony

Published 12/26/2021, 7:30 PM EST
NEW YORK – JUNE 30: Jason Kidd, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James attend the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team unveiling of their new team look to fans at the Water Club and Rockefeller Center on June 30, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)


Events always bring people and players together. And there have been few events that brought the legends together. A picture of Michael Jordan hanging out with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Moses Malone, and Cynthia Cooper from the 2000s surfaced on social media.

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This rare picture is from the Nike event in 2000 which features few of the greatest basketball players in history.

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Recently a tweet evoked a storming picture from the past of the NBA and WNBA players together that caught them in a pleasant mood. The post describes their career points altogether.

It is quite amazing to witness all six of the generational basketball players in a single picture.

Each one of them has influenced the generations of the NBA. And they have a mutual concern for each other, which most of the fans are well aware of.

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant Had a Stand-Out Relation

Not many had a clue about the Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant relationship. The status of their connection had been kept so private and was revealed years later. They would both encourage their professional ethics and praise each other for the accolades they gathered. Above all, they didn’t want to offer any kind of debating topics and comparison.

Kobe was a little annoying ‘little brother’ for Jordan. The relationship cultivated from the 1998 All-Star Game.

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The 6 six championship winner Jordan, was stunned and puzzled by an intriguing performance from the young teenager Kobe. He outplayed the Chicago Bulls with his own air game.

Jordan added the dynamism of Kobe in “The Last Dance”, “The truth is, this had been happening from the moment Bryant entered the NBA in 1996.”

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Even after Jordan’s retirement, Kobe pursued to reach Jordan and vice versa. The discussion during the meet went on featuring the minute details of the game. From passing through the patient play and to playing the triangle offense.

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VS Sharathprasad

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Sharathprasad is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Sharathprasad is a postgraduate in Mass Media Communications with a specialization in Print and New Media. He has been following NBA since 2012 and is an ardent fan of the LA Lakers.

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