Shaquille O'Neal and NBA on TNT Crew Pay Emotional Tribute to Kobe Bryant

Lucy Burdge
January 29, 2020 - 7:50 am

Shaquille O’Neal opened up on the pain of losing Kobe Bryant on Tuesday night during TNT’s hour-long special honoring Bryant.

O’Neal, who was joined by Ernie Johnson, Kenny Smith, Charles Barkley and Dwyane Wade, broke down in tears while speaking about Bryant. 

“I haven’t been sleeping, haven’t been doing the things I normally do,” O’Neal said. “Haven’t felt a pain that sharp in a while ... it definitely changes me.”

Barkley, Wade and Jerry West also shared their thoughts on Bryant during the special.