Posted February 14, 2013

Kobe Bryant says feud with Shaq is over

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Kobe Bryant says his relationship with Shaquille O'Neal is better after years of feuding. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBA/Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant says his relationship with Shaquille O’Neal is better after years of feuding. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBA/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant says his “feud” with future Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is all but over.

O’Neal and Bryant won three NBA championships together in the eight seasons they were teammates even though they were constantly criticizing each other in books, rap songs and interviews. The hatchet is officially buried.

“It was good to see him,” Bryant said after the Lakers’ 91-85 win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, via ESPN.com. “I had a chance to kind of catch up with him a little bit after the [Miami] Heat game here at Staples [on Jan. 17], and tonight we got a couple good laughs, a couple good inside jokes.Shaq and I have a really, really good relationship now. Tt’s good. I think it’s a good lesson for all of us.”

O’Neal sat courtside during last night’s game and Bryant says he now understands how great a duo the two were.

“I think we appreciate each other more now than ever,” Bryant said. “I think the further you get away from the history that you had together, the more you put perspective on it on how dominant we were.”


4 comments
StevenErickson
StevenErickson

The Lakers championship teams gave the NBA class and made basketball interesting. The Spurs championship teams made the NBA dull and difficult to watch. The Spurs won many games win it came down to free throws and fouls. Could make one wonder if the Ref out there is really doing his job. Just my opinion.

Chris Thomas
Chris Thomas

can you imagine how many rings they would have had if it weren't for the silly ego crap on both sides?

 

StevenErickson
StevenErickson

 @Chris Thomas  Can you imagine how many rings they would have had if it were not for the silly NBAWWE script that called for a feud that really did not exist?