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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Video: Shaq gets emotional talking about Kobe Bryant on TNT

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TNT held an hour-long special on Tuesday night in memory of Kobe Bryant that was truly remarkable. Some of the legends of the game were part of the panel at Staples Center, which included TNT regulars Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Ernie Johnson, and added Jerry West, Dwyane Wade and Reggie Miller.

Many of the panelists did not hide their emotions as they talked about Kobe or listened to others talk.

Shaq, who was teammates with Kobe on the Lakers and won three championships with him, talked about how he learned of the news and said he hadn’t “felt a pain that sharp in a while.”

Shaq talking about not being able to joke at Kobe’s Hall of Fame ceremony and more is what really broke everything down.

In October, Shaq’s sister, Ayesha Harrison-Jex, died from cancer at the age of 40. Shaq was said to have been a mess then, and three months later, he lost Kobe.

He and so many others are going through an incredibly rough time.

For more, here is Shaq’s original statement on Kobe’s passing, and here is the podcast he recorded about it.

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Other victims of the helicopter crash:
John Altobelli, junior college baseball coach, also died in helicopter crash
Christina Mauser, girls’ basketball coach, among the helicopter crash victims
Sarah Chester, daughter Payton were also killed in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
Ara Zobayan was the pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Tributes to Kobe:
NBA players changing jersey numbers in honor of Kobe Bryant
Bill Belichick shares touching anecdote in tribute to Kobe Bryant
UConn honors Gianna Bryant with own jersey, spot on the bench
Dallas Mavericks retire Kobe Bryant’s No. 24 jersey
Video: Raptors, Spurs start game with amazing tribute to Kobe Bryant
Shaq posts heartfelt tribute to Kobe Bryant
Michael Jordan releases statement on death of ‘little brother’ Kobe Bryant
Video: Doc Rivers breaks down crying talking about Kobe Bryant
Phil Jackson calls Kobe Bryant ‘a chosen one’ in statement on his death
NBA commissioner Adam Silver issues statement on death of Kobe Bryant
Video: Dwyane Wade posts emotional message reacting to Kobe Bryant’s death
Kendrick Perkins extends olive branch to Kevin Durant after Kobe Bryant’s death
Gilbert Arenas vows to begin coaching career like Kobe Bryant urged him to
Video: Emotional Mike Breen sums up NBA world’s emotions about Kobe Bryant’s death
Trae Young’s huge game was full of Kobe Bryant-related statistical coincidences

More coverage:
Investigators release chilling drone footage from Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site
Video: Kobe Bryant helicopter audio released
Media errors, rumors, poor judgment run rampant in reporting of Kobe Bryant news
NBA postpones Tuesday’s Lakers-Clippers game after Kobe Bryant’s death
Kobe Bryant recently filed for ‘Mambacita’ trademark for daughter Gianna
Kobe Bryant checked in on Shaq’s son Shareef morning of helicopter crash
No, Rick Fox did not die in helicopter crash that killed Kobe, Gianna Bryant
Lakers fans start memorial to Kobe Bryant outside Staples Center
Kobe Bryant’s last tweet was congratulating LeBron James on passing him
Sports world stunned over Kobe Bryant news
Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash – dead at 41

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