Shaq And Kobe Will Have A Sit-Down Special Like Magic And Isiah

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Shaq And Kobe Will Have A Sit-Down Special Like Magic And Isiah

 

A couple of weeks ago, we got to see one of the greatest NBA-related TV-specials in history!

The two NBA legends, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas, used to be best friends. Even though they were on different teams, rivals even, the two never made a secret of their friendship, which at that time was uncommon.

But unfortunately their friendship ended on a bitter note after Isiah Thomas’ Pistons played Magic Johnson’s Lakers in two consecutive NBA Finals. During the 1988 Finals, Thomas and Magic had an altercation that ended their friendship – until now!

29 years later, the two reunited in a special on NBA TV. They made peace with one another in one of the greatest moments I’ve ever seen on TV.

This special led to Shaquille O’Neal calling his former teammate Kobe Bryant. Kobe and Shaq were one of the most iconic duos in history. Last night’s NBA on TNT featured O’Neal giving us some inside on his relationship with Kobe and a special similar to Magic and Thomas’ one.

 

“Our beef was sort of like a media beef. Stuff was always said outside but once we got on the court, even at practice, we never really had problems. But it brought back a lot of memories. We talked about the good times, we talked about the bad times.”

“We did it during his jersey retirement when they [Lakers] retired both of his jerseys. It was a great time. We both realized that we both could’ve did something different. People ask me all the time, ‘If I could change anything, would I change it?’ My answer will always be ‘No.’ Because the story will be more compelling if we didn’t win any championships. We won three out of four. I got traded, I moved on and that was understandable.”

 

 

The special is scheduled to be released during the 2018 NBA All-Star break.

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