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'The Last Dance': Kobe Bryant's relationship with Michael Jordan in docuseries moves fans to tears

Late basketball legend Kobe Bryant was No 1 on Twitter trends as the fifth episode of 'The Last Dance' saw Bryant speak about his relationship with Jordan
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Spoilers for 'The Last Dance' Episode 5

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant — A combo of names that would turn heads and generate a buzz wherever they go. Late Basketball legend Kobe Bryant was No.1 on Twitter trends as the fifth episode of 'The Last Dance' saw Bryant make an appearance in the ESPN docuseries. Needless to say, fans were left teary-eyed. 

"It will never feel real Kobe isn't here with us..." a fan tweeted. Los Angeles Lakers star Quinn Cook paid his tribute: "That intro just tore me apart man. Man, I wish Kobe was here to see this man. Thank you for sharing that beautiful and special footage, Mike! We miss you Bean! #TheLastDance."

"Still find myself googling to see if it was real almost every few days. Never forget what I was doing when I got the news," a fan wrote. "t's like they weren't put on the same ERA JUST to see their COMPLEMENTARY GREATNESS," opined a fan. 

Beat Reporter of the Lakers, Mike Trudell, said: "Kobe on Jordan, who told him he could call any time after Kobe asked him for advice on a move: 'He was like my big brother… I don’t get 5 championships here without him, because he guided me so much, and gave me so much great advice'."

Another fan posted, "It was a rough couple year for me coming into the league because at the time the League was so much older… I was a kid that shot a bunch of air balls, you know what I mean? And at that point, Michael provided a lot of guidance for me."

One of Kobe's quotes about Jordan included: "I had a question about (MJ’s) turn-around shot so I asked him about it…. He gave me a great detailed answer and on top of that, he said if you need anything give me a call. It’s like my big brother."

"Seeing those Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan interactions in 1998 All-Star game brought back some memories #LastDance," wrote one of the fans.  Earlier this year, in an unfortunate accident, Kobe, 41, Gianna, 13, and seven others, including two of Gianna's teammates at the Mamba Sports Academy and Orange Coast College baseball coach John Altobelli, died after a helicopter carrying them crashed into a mountainside in Calabasas, California, on January 26.