“I told Kobe Bryant, he was my idol, I think he’s the best player in the league, by far”: When Shaquille O’Neal gave his flowers to the Black Mamba during the 2001 playoffs

Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal had some high praise for his teammate Kobe Bryant during the 2001 NBA Playoffs when the Lakers were on a quest for a 3-peat. Arguably one of the best duos in the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal and…