Shaq regrets his connection with Kobe Bryant greatly

Shaq regrets his connection with Kobe Bryant greatly

Shaq regrets not calling Kobe Bryant.

Shaquille O’Neal spoke with People about his regrets regarding his connection with his former Lakers colleague in order to promote his HBO documentary, which premieres on Wednesday night.

Shaq stated, “You put off [coming in touch].” “I will never see Kobe in person again in all of eternity. And I should have just phoned. He ought to have phoned. We should have both called. But because we’re both working, it’s “I’ll see you when I see you.”

In January of 2020, Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven others perished in a helicopter crash in California.

“[I thought], ‘We will both get old. We will both attend the Lakers’ 50th anniversary celebration. He remarked, “Other things shouldn’t have been more essential than getting in contact, but tiny things got in the way.”

Shaq confessed that he regretted not calling Kobe before his old teammate’s death in a helicopter crash.
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He encouraged individuals to maintain proactive relationships with their friends and family: “Call your mother. Dial your brother’s number. Call the college roommate you used to party with. “Eternity is a long time.”

On the Lakers, O’Neal and Bryant won three NBA titles together. By the time they were no longer colleagues, their friendship was infamously tense. When the Lakers great Kobe Bryant died, O’Neal acknowledged this in his eulogy.

In 2020, Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gigi, and seven others perished in a California helicopter crash.
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“As many of you are aware, Kobe and I had a very complicated relationship over the years,” Shaq said at the time, “but not unlike another leadership duo, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, whose creative rivalry produced some of the greatest music ever.”

“Kobe and I challenged each other to play some of the greatest basketball ever…

And, yes, occasionally, like immature children, we argued, fought, bantered, or insulted each other with casual remarks. But make no mistake, even when people thought we were feuding, when the cameras were off, he and I would wink at one another and say, “Let’s go beat some asses!”

 

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