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Shaquille O’Neal speaks on regret regarding Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Lakers

We’ve all probably come across one or two stories about how Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal has been going through such a difficult time in the wake of the untimely passing of his good friend, Kobe Bryant. The famed big man has been very vocal about how challenging it has been for him emotionally over the past few months, especially considering how he also lost his sister to cancer not too long ago.

Recently, Shaq opened up about the biggest regret he has now that Bryant is no longer with us. According to O’Neal, he simply hopes that he had kept the communication line more open between them when he had the chance.

“The reminder is.. that it makes me get into wish mode,” Shaq explained on a recent episode of Sports Like a Boss with Holly McPeak and Anne Marie Anderson, via Ron Gutterman of Lakers Nation. “Cuz listen, we respected each other. We’re friends. We’re not call everyday friends, but I wish that I had talk to him more, I wish I could’ve said ‘hey, how you doing’, I wish I could’ve said ‘hey, you know the Hall of Fame thing is coming up. You know you gonna be on that list.’”

It’s now been over three months since that fateful day in January when we all lost one of the greatest ever. It is obvious that O’Neal has a had a tough time dealing with Kobe’s tragic death, and we just hope he gets over the hump soon.