Michael Jordan paid a tearful tribute to “little brother” Kobe Bryant during the Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant today at the Staples Center. During the tribute, Jordan lightheartedly referred to the ever popular crying Jordan meme, stating,
“Now I’ll have to look at another crying meme for the next… I told my wife I wasn’t going to do this as I didn’t want to see that for the next three or four years, but that is what Kobe Bryant does to me,”
Beyonce opened the tribute by singing “XO” alongside a chorus and multi-piece orchestra.
Find Jimmy Kimmel and Vanessa Bryant’s tribute speeches below.
Find Shaq’s tribute speech below.