The Los Angeles Lakers retired both of Kobe Bryant’s jersey numbers Monday night at Staples Center.
Team president Magic Johnson shared a speech about Bryant’s amazing NBA career and concluded that he thinks Bryant should get into politics and use his ability of bringing people together because the country “needs to come together.”
“We need you right now,” Johnson said to Bryant in front of fans. “When I look into this audience, there [are] all races of people [who] come together, cheered you on for 20 years. And this country needs to come together. And you were able to bring us all together as a city … for 20 years. So we thank you for that.”
Bryant has not hinted at a political career, but he criticized President Trump in September, saying his name alone “creates division and anger.”
A #POTUS whose name alone creates division and anger. Whose words inspire dissension and hatred can't possibly "Make America Great Again"
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 23, 2017
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