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Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, & More Honor Kobe Bryant in NBA Special Tribute (Video)

Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, & More Honor Kobe Bryant in NBA Special Tribute (Video)

Shaquille O’Neal, Dwyane Wade, Charles Barkley, and more are mourning Kobe Bryant.

The basketball stars got together for a tearful, hour-long NBA pre-game special tribute at the Staples Center Tuesday (January 28).

Shaq revealed that when he first learned of the tragic news, “I didn’t want to believe it.”

“I haven’t felt a pain that sharp in a while,” he said. “I’m 47 years old. Lost two grandmothers, a [father], I lost a sister, and now I lost a little brother.”

He also shared that Kobe Bryant‘s kids called him Uncle Shaq, and Shaq‘s children called him Uncle Kobe.

“We’re not gonna be able to joke at his Hall of Fame ceremony,” Shaquille continued. “I wish I could just say something to him again.”

“It definitely changes me,” Shaquille O’Neal added. “I work more than the average guy, but I just have to take time… and do a better job of reaching out and calling people. Because you never know.”

Watch more of the tributes below.

READ MORE: Shaquille O’Neal’s Son Shareef Reveals Kobe Bryant DM’d Him the Morning of His Death

Shaq Remembers His Former Teammate and Friend Kobe Bryant | NBA on TNT

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