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Michael Jordan Jokes About Making New 'Crying Jordan' Meme During Kobe Bryant Celebration of Life Speech (Video)

Michael Jordan Jokes About Making New 'Crying Jordan' Meme During Kobe Bryant Celebration of Life Speech (Video)

Michael Jordan got so emotional during Kobe and Gianna Bryant‘s celebration of life on Monday (February 24) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

The NBA legend was on stage giving a speech when he broke down in tears.

“I took great pride as I got to know Kobe Bryant, that he was just trying to be a better person, a better basketball player. We talked about business. We talked about family. We talked about everything. He was just trying to be a better person,” Michael said.

“I have to look at another crying meme for the next…” Michael trailed off. “I told my wife I wasn’t gonna do this…cause I didn’t [want to see this] for the next three or four years! That is what Kobe Bryant does to me.” The audience went wild during this moment.

If you don’t know, the “Crying Jordan” meme has been circulating for years after Michael was crying hysterically during his Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony on September 11, 2009.

Be sure to watch Vanessa Bryant‘s extremely emotional tribute to her husband and daughter at the event if you missed it.

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Posted to: Gianna Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan

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