Shaquille O’Neal took Kobe’s death hard, became emotional & cried on television

Shaq lamented Kobe’s death on live television/ClutchPoints.com

Shaq took Kobe’s death very hard.ย 

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LOS ANGELES — During Tuesday night’s TNT panegyric to Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal broke down in tears on live television. Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter — Gianna — and 7 others lost their lives in a fiery helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, California. If you recall, Shaq and Kobe won three NBA titles together as members of the Los Angeles Lakers. But they didn’t always get along and they were usually at each other’s throats. At one point, the power struggle became so acute, Shaq and Kobe damn near had a fist fight.

The last time they spoke to each other was in 2016.

“I haven’t felt a pain that sharp in a while,” said a lachrymose Shaq who got sick to his stomach when he found out Kobe died. “Our names will be attached together for what we did… You got two strong-minded people that are going to say certain things, but the respect will never be lost…”

Watch Shaq’s emotional disquisition.

Share your thoughts.

36 comments

  1. Stay strong Shaq!

  2. New wine & New creature

    So the last time Shaq spoke to Kobe was just before Kobe dropped 60pt’s in his final game ? That’s a long time to not speak. And now they will never have that opportunity again. Not in this life. Life is truly to short not to reach out to someone.

  3. Itโ€™s heartbreaking to hear that Shaq hasnโ€™t really spoken to Kobe since the night before his last game.

  4. R.I.P. Kobe & Gianna…..beautiful lives taken too soon ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŽš๐ŸŽš๐ŸŽš๐ŸŽš๐ŸŽš

  5. Antemurale Christianitatis

    Mr Shaq, you are a giant with a gentle heart and soul!
    However, he is playing ๐Ÿ€ with Drazen Petrovic now!

  6. I am sorry for your loss Shaq.you went thru a lot lately. We love you๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

  7. Watching Shaq cry really breaks me ๐Ÿ™

  8. 7 other people killed too ass holes. Kobe not the only 1 pisses me off acting like just Kobe died.

    Donโ€™t feel sorry for him as his team
    Mate said Kobe wanted to DIE young so he got his wish. Feel sorry for the young ladies who had whole lifeโ€™s ahead of them.

  9. BIG SHAQ DADDY..KEEP YOUR HEAD UP BROZ TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF FAMILY..AND LIL BRO KOBE AND GIGI THIS IS A TRAGIC THAT NONE OF US WAS EXPECTING ๐Ÿ’” BROKEN ALL OVER THE WORLD NOW AND 4EVER ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  10. This broke my heart even more , I can’t stop crying for 4 days, This is so Surreal

  11. A hollywood set of TERRIBLE ACTING.. hot garbage.

  12. Shaq sure loved his brother Kobe…a lot! I don’t cry much, but I did with Shaq as he remembered. This is tough for all because Kobe was such a likable guy with that smile that made you smile with him. My condolences to his family and may reflexion give peace to all.

  13. ermitanyo hermit

    Shaq compared his relationship with kobe to his relationship with charles. 2 strong minded people, certain things would be said but the respect will never be lost. Shaq loves chuck despite him teasing chuck all the time.

  14. reminds us that we at least should text people in our lives from time to time
    it’s better to say “hey how are you doing it’s been a while?” and feel a bit awkward than to never be able to say anything at all

  15. Kobe was no hero

  16. Mitch Meidinger

    Oh god, how pathetic.

  17. I was never really a Kobe fan but I respected his talent and the love he had for his kids. I was a huge Shaq fan as a kid when he played for Orlando. Seeing the big man like this is tough.

  18. You haven’t talked to him since his retirement game. That was 4 years ago Can’t be true that you were his good friend.

  19. Iโ€™m Having a hard time accepting this. So tragic! So sad. RIP to everyone aboard this helicopter. Worse news of my life. And Iโ€™m not a Lakers fan and havenโ€™t watched basketball much since MJ retired. This truly has shook me up and I will now respect and love everyone around me. And you should to! Life is short for all of us. โ˜ฎ๏ธ and ๐Ÿ’œ #MambaMentality #KOBE #248

  20. Terran Tcoop Cooper

    The crazy thing about this. I’m not a Kobe fan. But I felt all you pain shaq had let out. Shaq is strong and is going through soooo much pain but he is strong. Small hugs from me big man. Keep your head up. Maaaaaaan it’s hard. The kids messed me up even more. She was going to be something serious!!!!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ—ฃprayers to the familys!!!

  21. Man Shaq, you breaking my heart brother. May the soul of the faithfully departed, rest in peace and rise in glory. RIP Kobe Bryant

  22. So sad hearing the big guy cry This was literally one of the hardest videos that I ever watched without becoming emotional. Let us all pray for Kobeโ€™s family and for the other families that are dealing with loosing their loved one. Just so sad

  23. Shaq broke my heart with this.

  24. My heart just broke even more…Shaq is my all time favorite player…Seeing him cry..I just cant !

  25. Kobeโ€™s death was bigger than Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley

  26. Cobra Commander

    Probably his secret butt buddy

  27. Jesse Valentine

    Shaq is real

  28. Look at him. A giant. A gentle giant. Truly speaking his heart. An event that devastated not only a nation but the world. We all have one thing in common. We are all grieving .

  29. The Great Chain

    I’ve seen all the greatest players, Jerry West, Oscar Robertson, Wilt, Kareem, Magic Johnson, Michael, pistol Pete Maravich, Shaq & Larry legend, when Kobe was 18-25ish his ball handling skills were the best I’ve ever seen ! I’ve been a Laker fan since 1969. I’m very saddened & angry ! 160mph in the fog ? pilot is either insane or the helicopter was remotely controlled. Heights of Chamberlain cartoon in 2017 shows Kobe in a helicopter crash ! Christians are hated more than anyone else by the Satanist paedophile ring of the Bush’s Clinton’s Obama’s Podesta’s ilk ! See these demons of hell accusing President Trump of what they are. Kobe with Bill Clinton trying to get kids into sports ? Kobe ! didn’t you know about the 36 trips to Epstein’s pedo island by the Clinton’s ?
    Revelation 20:5

  30. Lord, I feel sorry for Shaq, kobe formal teammates and people that he played against are so hurt. I have never seen so many men emotional hurt.

  31. I don’t understand how America has such a dividing with black people (police brutality, people thinking all blacks are the same, black lives matter etc) when you have amazing black humans like shaq that everybody knows.. a black guy that wouldn’t hurt a fly.

  32. Lemurs Are over rated

    Anybody else crying at 3am right now ๐Ÿ˜ญ

  33. Shaq was crushed to find out Gianna was also on the helicopter… But a lot of people are forgetting Shaqs sister lost a very agonizing battle with cancer in October. He hasn’t been able to get a good night sleep since and also constantly struggling with depression from it. In his own words he thought the pain from his sister was gonna pass and then this happen. So just imagine the insurmountable hell he is going through now.

  34. damn shaq, man up!

  35. @Lunchmeat: CRYING IS NOT WEAKNESS
    IT REGAINS YOUR POWER
    EVERYONE DIES

    YOU WILL NEVER BE SPECIAL FOR DYING
    YOUR SPECIAL FOR

    DID YOU MAKE DIFFERENCE ?
    KOBE DID MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    HE IMPROVE MANY LIVES WITH IS SKILLS ON THE COURT THAT REFLECT LIFE CHALLENGES TO US ALL

    NOT EVERY SOUL IS CAPABLE OF MAKING A DIFFERENCE

    SO WE HONOR THOSE THAT CARE ENOUGH TO TEACH THIS ENERGY

  36. Carlinhos Mobilon

    Big guy with giant โค๏ธ

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