by Brendan Dunne

Kobe Bryant's farewell tour continued yesterday with a stop in Charlotte, N.C. and a message from Michael Jordan.

Before last night's Lakers/Hornets game, the Jumbotron at the Time Warner Cable Arena played the above tribute from the GOAT, in which he reminisces on the first time he played against Kobe, congratulates his career achievements and mentions the obscure connection Kobe has to the Hornets franchise.

Making things all the more epic, the clip from Jordan cuts right into Jay Z's "Intro" off The Dynasty: Roc La Familia.

Watch the video and stay with Sole Collector to see how Kobe Bryant's post-NBA sneaker career goes compared to Jordan's.