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Kobe Bryant trends online after appearance in ‘The Last Dance’

Kobe Bryant appeared in an interview for ‘The Last Dance.’ Twitter had a lot to say

A picture of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan is played at a memorial for Kobe Bryant in front of Staples Center Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
A picture of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan is played at a memorial for Kobe Bryant in front of Staples Center Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday.
Rinog H.W. Chiu, Associated Press

ESPN aired the fifth episode of “The Last Dance” Sunday night, dedicating the episode to Kobe Bryant.

The episode opened at the 1998 All-Star Game where Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan faced off in brief one-on-one moments. The episode showed clips of Jordan trash-talking Bryant from the locker room.

Meanwhile, Bryant praised Jordan in interviews previously filmed for the documentary. Bryant said he wouldn’t have won his NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers had it not been for Jordan and his teachings.

Social media immediately praised Kobe after his appearance.