Bryant Says Jordan is Not Reason For Avoiding Bulls


Kobe Bryant’s early-stage plans on leaving the Los Angeles Lakers for the Chicago Bulls have long been considered water under the bridge for the future Hall of Famer.

But Bryant, speaking Sunday before his final game in Chicago, said it wasn’t the potential pressure Michael Jordan’s legacy could have caused that ultimately turned the tide against joining the Bulls. “Do I seem like the type to cower to something like that?” Bryant asked. “C’mon, man. No.”

Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN

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