Shaquille O'Neal Reveals Kobe Bryant’s Special Bond with His Kids
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Shaquille O'Neal Reveals Kobe Bryant’s Special Bond with His Kids

Kobe Bryant’s death shocked the world and his memory will always continue to live on. At a weekend game, Shaquille O'Neal opened up about Bryant and here’s what he had to say

It has been less than a month since NBA legend, Kobe Bryant lost his life in a helicopter crash and his memory continues to live on. At the news of his death, as well as the death of his 13-year-old daughter, condolences and messages and well wishes poured in immediately and spread across social media. And now, over the weekend, sports' biggest stars celebrated the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend at the United Center in Chicago. During the final game, many took a moment to pay tribute to the late Lakers star, including Jennifer Hudson, Common, Magic Johnson, Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal.

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal opened up about his favourite moments with the legendary basketball player and also how special this year's NBA All-Star weekend was."Just him taking the time to talk to my kids," O'Neal expressed about his close relationship with Kobe off the court. "Unfortunately, for me, even though I was a great player, I'm not my kids' favorite player... For [Kobe] to take the time to text my babies, check up on them... It was special,” he revealed.

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant

"My favorite moment with him on the court was after winning the first championship. Out of the thousand people in the arena, the one guy running and jumping in my arms was... it was him." The former Lakers player also shared how "crazy" the NBA All-Star weekend has been. "It's been very crazy, it's been very hectic," he said. "It's been down/up weekend, of course, without the great Kobe Bryant. But I think we're doing a great job of celebrating."

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant

O'Neal also praised the NBA Commissioner, who announced on Saturday that the MVP Award would be re-named after the 41-year-old star. "Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game. He always relished the opportunity to compete with the best of the best and perform at the highest level for millions of fans around the world." The Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles will host a public memorial service for the legend on February 24, 2020.

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