Kobe Bryant left a huge mark on fans, teammates, coaches, and everybody who saw him play. The Los Angeles Lakers legend did everything he could to become one of the greatest players in NBA history, dominating rivals night in and night out.
Outside of his Mamba Mentality and the way he approached the game, Kobe was a really nice person that didn't hesitate to bring joy to those around him. He made the biggest impact on Shaquille O'Neal's son, Shareef, who called him 'uncle.'
Even though Kobe and Shaq didn't have the best relationship during their time together in Los Angeles, they made amends after they went separate ways, which opened the door for Kobe to have a good relationship with Shareef. Ever since the Black Mamba was killed in a tragic accident last year, O'Neal has shown his respect to KB24.
More recently, he shared an unseen pic of himself with Kobe, both showing the drip in some sort of selfie.
"Unseen photo❤️ miss you Unc," Shareef captioned the picture with.
The 21-year-old, who currently plays at LSU, has the biggest respect for Kobe and doesn't hesitate to show his love and admiration for the former shooting guard. Bryant was the idol of many players around the world and Shareef saw firsthand how incredible this man was.
When the world lost Kobe, it felt like we lost an uncle, as O'Neal calls him. He left a big mark on the game with his plays, competitiveness and inspiring messages that helped many people around the world.
Kobe finished his 20-year career as a 5x NBA champion, one-time MVP (2007-08), 2x Finals MVP, 18x All-Star, 4x All-Star Game MVP, 15x All-NBA selection, 2x scoring champion and 12x All-Defensive team member. He had an incredible resume, becoming one of the greatest players to set foot on an NBA court.