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ESPN’s Jalen Rose and David Jacoby react to Episodes 5 and 6 of “The Last Dance”, discussing Michael Jordan’s influence on Kobe Bryant, whether Jordan had a gambling problem, how close he was to signing with Adidas instead of choosing Nike, and MJ’s lack of activism during his career:

During an interview in 2014, Kobe Bryant was asked to explain in what ways Michael Jordan’s guidance helped him. Kobe instead decided to explain what it was like learning from the greatest to ever play the game:

“To get that kind of information… To me, it’s like climbing Mount Everest and speaking to a Buddha at the top of the mountain. You want that information? You’ve got to climb that mountain yourself.”

Kobe on MJ: “Every time I play against Mike, I learn something new.”