“This tequila is awesome,” Kobe texted, referring to Jordan’s Cincoro Tequila, a bottle of which was sent to Bryant at the launch.
“Thank you, my brother,” Jordan responded.
“Yes, sir. Family good?” Kobe replied.
“All good. Yours?”
Jordan wanted to talk to Bryant about his daughter’s basketball team—which he was coaching. “He was really into coaching Gigi,” Jordan said, “so I hit him up about that.”
“Happy holidays,” Jordan texted back, “and hope to catch up soon. Coach Kobe??!”
“I added that little crying/laughing emoji,” Jordan chuckles.
“Ah, back at you, man,” Kobe wrote. “Hey, coach, I’m sitting on the bench right now, and we’re blowing this team out. 45-8.” …
对话中，先是由 Kobe 称赞 Jordan 个人 Tequila 品牌「Cincoro」，之后双方便亲切问好近况，而 Jordan 在寒喧之后则关心起 Kobe 率领的女子篮球队，因为 Jordan 知道 Kobe 十分享受教导女儿 Gigi 的篮球生涯，当中更能看间双方打趣互称对方为 Coach，而这番对话 Jordan 则说道这就是 Kobe 竞争天性的显现。
Jordan 一直都是 Kobe 生命中最具代表性的精神导师，而 Jordan 也一直将 Kobe 视为自己最好的兄弟，虽然 Kobe 已逝，但两人的情感连结与丰功伟业依旧为后世带来十足的影响力。
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