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Shaquille O'Neal's Son Shareef Sees Kobe Bryant's Jersey Number in the Clouds

Shareef O’Neal is sharing an emotional find.

The 20-year-old son of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal shared a photo of a cloud on social media earlier in the week – which he believed appeared to take the form of the number eight, just like one of the late Kobe Bryant‘s jersey numbers.

“I can’t believe I saw this today. It sent chills through my body .. it might be a stretch to some but I see it clear as day .. even the same font. Wow, so amazing #8 🕊🐍 WE MISS YOU,” Shareef captioned the emotional post.

That number was Kobe’s first jersey number as a Los Angeles Laker, later wearing 24. He’s the only player in league history to have two jersey numbers retired within the same team.

Some fans in the comments also not only agreed with him, but felt that they saw the number two in the bottom right of the image, representing his late daughter, Gianna Bryant.

Shaq recently opened up about his first meeting with Kobe.

Shaquille O'Neal Reveals How He Met Kobe Bryant for the First Time

Shaquille O’Neal is remembering his late teammate and friend, Kobe Bryant.

The 48-year-old NBA star made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (June 25).

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During his appearance, Shaq told the story of when he first met Kobe before they played together on the Los Angeles Lakers.

“Actually, Kobe reminded me of this story. I was in Orlando, and him and his family came into the locker room and he asked Penny [Hardaway] for an autograph,” he explained.

“I guess Penny kind of blew him off or whatever, I’m not sure — this is what Kobe was telling me. And then he said he came up to me, and I was real nice to him…I never knew that until he told me one day, like this rookie, ‘You remember me?’ He was like ‘I came in the locker room.’ And I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that was you.’”

“I realized what I loved about him early on was he wanted the spot. He wanted to be the best,” he went on to say.

Shaq recently revealed what he tells his sons about the police.

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Shaquille O'Neal Tells His Sons This On What To Say To Police

Shaquille O’Neal is opening up about what he tells his sons about police in light of George Floyd‘s tragic murder.

Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the 48-year-old basketball great revealed that there are things he’s told his sons, Shareef and Shaqir, and step son, Myles, on how to speak to police when they are out.

“I have that talk with them all the time. I tell them, first of all, you have to try to defuse the situation by showing respect,” Shaq explained. “Because you have to understand that these people are also out here doing their jobs.”

He also advises them to turn to him, if things should happen to get violent.

“If it happens to get rough, don’t say anything, don’t do anything, just comply. And then when all is said and done, you call me, and if stuff gets out of hand, then I will handle it,” Shaq says. “I will be the one to come around and act crazy. I don’t want you to act crazy while you’re out there by yourself. So I just try to tell them, just comply, just listen, but a lot of times that doesn’t work either.”

If you don’t know, Shaq is a sheriff’s deputy in Georgia and was sworn in 2016, and is also an auxiliary deputy in Florida in 2019.

He went through the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Reserve Academy during his time playing for the L.A. Lakers.

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Shaquille O'Neal Debuts His Real Hairline After Losing a Bet & It Goes Viral!

Shaquille O’Neal lost a bet to Dwyane Wade and Dwyane made Shaq show his real hairline on TV.

It all started when they bet on who would win a basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat. The Heat, Dwyane‘s former team, won the game.

“I said, ‘Well, what do you want me to do? Pay you?’” Shaq said on TV. “He said, ‘No, you gotta let your hairline grow. We want to see your hairline looking like Kenny Smith.’”

“I just lined it up for y’all, so y’all can see where my hairline starts,” Shaq added. “And I look good. And I’m proud to do it and I’m keeping it like this all week.”

“All right, D-Wade. You win,” Shaq said, showing off his hairline.

All These Stars Showed Their Support at Kobe & Gianna Bryant's Celebration of Life

The stars are stepping out to remember Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna.

Tons of celebrities and athletes filled the Staples Center to attended Kobe and Gianna‘s Celebration of Life on Monday (February 24) in Los Angeles.

Stars in attendance included Alicia Keys, Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, and Snoop Dogg.

Athletes in attendance included Shaquille O’Neal, Lamar Odom, Michael Phelps and wife Nicole, Scottie Pippen, Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, and Anthony Davis.

Kobe‘s longtime friend and current General Manager for the Lakers Rob Pelinka as well as former Lakers’ coach Phil Jackson also attended.

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Jay-Z, Emily Ratajkowski, & Post Malone Hit Up Fanatics Pre-Super Bowl Party!

Jay-Z chats with a friend while attending Michael Rubin’s Fanatics Super Bowl Party on Saturday afternoon (February 1) at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami Beach, Fla.

The 50-year-old rapper kept things cool and casual in a black snapback hat and black hoodie for the party.

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Other stars at the party included Emily Ratajkowski, Post Malone, Kevin Hart, former Yankee player Johnny Damon, Shaquille O’Neal, Nick Lachey, former basketball player Dennis Rodman, Dwyane Wade, Yankee player Aaron Judge, Dr. Oz, model Jasmine Sanders, The Chainsmokers, G-Eazy, Shark Tank‘s Mark Cuban, Swizz Beatz, Robin Thicke and fiancee April Love Geary, Alyssa Milano, Meek Mill, and Odell Beckham Jr.

The night before, Post Malone performed at another pre-Super Bowl party hosted by Kevin.

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Shaquille O'Neal's Super Bowl Event Proceeds Will Be Donated To Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation

Shaquille O’Neal has announced that his Super Bowl event this weekend will benefit the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation.

After remembering Kobe in a touching speech earlier this week, the basketball player opened up about hosting the sports event in Kobe‘s honor

“Been going back and forth the past couple of days on if I should even have my event in Miami this weekend. Part of me wanted to stay to myself as I reflect what my brother and his family mean to me and my family,” Shaq wrote on Twitter.

He continued, “Kobe would want us to push through and celebrate life. So lets do just that. I’ll be dedicating and donating all my proceeds from Friday nights Fun House to all the families who lost loved ones and to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation.”

“Together we will celebrate all those who lost their lives in Sundays tragedy. Rip to my brother, my friend and my homie. The Black Mama. Until we meet again.”

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