Kobe Bryant recently made some comments about Shaquille O’Neal and how his laziness prevented him from becoming the greatest player ever.
That sparked a lot of rumors suggesting that there was new beef between the two legends. They ultimately cleared things up, claiming that it was all love between them.
Bryant visited Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday night and cleared up his “lazy” comment towards Shaquille O’Neal. Kobe discussed a lot of topics, including his new book, the rivalry between the Lakers and the Clippers and family issues. However, none of that got the same attention as his clarification for his comments towards Shaq.
“It was really a compliment. People missed the whole first half of that, which I said ‘he was the most dominant player I’d ever seen and I felt like he could’ve been the greatest of all time’,” Kobe explained to Jimmy. “People kind of missed that part of it — they caught onto the lazy part. But, that was like, I kinda said that tongue-in-cheek! We weren’t going to win 12 rings!”
Then, the Lakers legend added that he actually texted Shaq after the comments went viral, saying, “No hard feelings, I still got love for you!”
Even after they both made it clear that everything was fine, it looks like people need to be reminded that there is nothing but love between Shaq and Kobe.