Charlotte Hornets: Michael Jordan Pays Tribute To Kobe. What’s interesting is that the Jordan’s cult following hate Kobe Bryant. Jordan on the other hand has always praised him. More players should give notice before retiring. It gives us fans the opportunity to appreciate them one last time. It definitely increases ticket sales. People will try harder to try to make it to the game, knowing that it will be the last time said player step foot in the arena again.