“I don’t know how to play chess, Kobe Bryant”: Shaquille O’Neal remembers Black Mamba’s hilarious chess metaphor
Shaquille O’Neal had a heartbreaking tidbit to share at Kobe Bryant’s funeral
Kobe Bryant was the kind of person whose work ethic inspired millions, nay, billions of people across the globe.
To this day, there are many that grieve the Lakers legend’s death. Speak about all the turnaround fadeaways, the game-winners, the clutch moments. But, most importantly, the most profound of life lessons they never expected to learn from the sport of basketball.
Shaquille O’Neal does the same thing every day, except he isn’t just a regular fan.
As someone who had such a deep, personal connection to Kobe, Shaq expectedly has some great stories to tell about him. And of course, he has done so on many occasions.
But, on the fateful day of his funeral, the man decided to pump the brakes on the funny content, giving the world a beautifully bittersweet story that couldn’t be more touching.
Let’s dive into it, shall we?
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Kobe Bryant would give Shaquille O’Neal a chess metaphor back when they were together
There were quite a few years in the middle where Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal had quite a beef with each other. But, as many know, they settled it late on in their lives, which also deepened their bond with each other.
So, when that helicopter crashed, when the 7-footer found out, it was a hard day.
And with those feelings that time refused to douse just yet, and tears escaping his eyes, he shared this little story.
Rest in Peace, Kobe Bryant.
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