TOni Kukoc, one of the great legends of European basketball and luxury lieutenant of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in the Chicago Bulls, is already part of the cream of the NBA as a member of the prestigious Hall of Fame, after being elected in the class of 2021 alongside names like Chris Bosh, Chris Webber, Lauren Jackson, Ben Wallace, Paul Pierce or Bill Russell.
The Croatian player chose the best possible sponsor to introduce him as a new member of the Hall of Fame and took the stage accompanied by Jerry Reinsdorf, owner of the Illinois franchise, and Michael Jordan, who received one of the biggest ovations of the night together. to which the public toasted Bill Russell.
Kukoc wanted to thank Jordan for joining him in one of the most emotional moments of his career and recalled his importance in making him a better basketball player: “I want to thank Scottie Pippen and this gentleman behind me for kicking my ass in the Barcelona Olympics and motivate me to work even harder to become an important part of the Bulls. There is no better person than Michael Jordan to be behind me tonight. Michael has impacted my life in every way possible. “