Video: Shaquille O’Neal imitates Kobe Bryant’s unique shootaround routine
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal had a unique relationship on the Los Angeles Lakers, which is why Shaq is deeply affected by The Black Mamba’s death.
As a part of his coping mechanism, Shaq decided to talk about Kobe’s antics when he was alive. One of the things he brought up was how a young Bryant would act during his rookie year in Los Angeles.
O’Neal was on NBA on TNT with Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, and Charles Barkley when he brought the moment up. The way he acted out Kobe’s style during shootaround was hilarious:
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 31, 2020
This was definitely a funny sight to see, but it’s not weird if you put it in the perspective of how Kobe did things. He never did things half-heartedly, so the story of him testing out moves as he was drenched in sweat while plays were being explained checks out.
Stories like this will keep Kobe alive in the hearts of Lakers fans and the rest of basketball fans. Expect more heartwarming anecdotes to come your way as the days pass by in celebration of the beautiful life Kobe led.
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