Shaquille O’Neal says he will not be able to watch the Kobe Bryant Hall of Fame induction later this year.
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“In fact, I’m not going to watch the Hall of Fame ceremony,” O’Neal said on his podcast. The great podcast with Shaq. “On the scale of sadness from 1 to 10, I’m finally at least 2 now. That would bring it back to 7, 8, 9 and I can’t at the moment. So I don’t want to see old highlights that I’m already watching. “
O’Neal won three consecutive championships in partnership with Bryant on the Lakers in the early 2000s. The two together made one of the best duos in NBA history.
“It would be great if his wife gave a speech or if his mother or father gave a speech, but I will see that later,” he said. “Do you know what would be good?” If they had a hologram. A hologram of him sitting next to everyone. “
Bryant, her 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others tragically died in January 2020 in a helicopter accident. Bryant will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on August 29. The other inductees are Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett. The ceremony has not yet been canceled for the coronavirus epidemic.