O’Neal: « When Kobe was 17, he told me he was going to be the best on the planet »


The intern who spent many years with Bryant on the Lakers recalled a funny but incredible anecdote they both had when they joined the team.


Shaquille O’Neal was the guest of a special program that the TNT channel organized to talk about Kobe Bryant. Among the featured personalities were him, Kenny Smith and Jerry West. « I know you have a lot of activities, you’re a rapper and you’re going to party a lot, but at the end of it all you can be with the players who are on the roof with their jerseys on or you’re just another story in the story, » he said.

« Then, when he was 17, I asked him what you wanted to be and he told me that on the field he was going to be the best player on the planet and off the field he was going to be like Will Smith, » he laughs. « I told him to calm down, » the former player continued. « It was fun and like I said before, our names will always be linked. I truly believe we will always be the most dominant inside-outside duo in history, » said Shaquille O’Neal, who won three rings with the Los Angeles Lakers. and Kobe Bryant.

Kobe wanted to be the greatest player in the world and greater than Will Smith off the court.


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