Michael Jordan was emotional while honoring Kobe Bryant during Monday's memorial service at the Staples Center. 

"When Kobe Bryant died, a piece of me died," Jordan said. "And as I look in this area and across the globe, a piece of you died."

The NBA Hall of Famer was in tears describing his relationship with his friend.

Bryant and his daughter Gianna were killed along with seven others in a helicopter crash January 26 in Calabasas, California.

A wide variety of speakers discussed Kobe and Gianna during the celebration of their lives, including Vanessa Bryant, Rob Pelinka, Shaquille O'Neal and Geno Auriemma.