Emotional Shaquille O’Neal Leads Grieving Lakers Fans in Chants of ‘Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!’ at Memorial Outside the Staples Center

Shaquille O’Neal led basketball fans in a boisterous tribute to Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant as he chanted ‘Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!’ while leaving the Staples Center.

O’Neal spoke at the home of the Lakers Tuesday following the tragic death of Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, and seven others in a tragic helicopter crash over the weekend.

On leaving the Center, a video captures O’Neal stopping to grieve with fans in a ‘Kobe’ chant.

O’Neal walked out among the fans calling for him and trying to get a picture as he leaves the Staples Center.

The basketball ball star made his way from the door before calling for quiet and starting up the chant.

The enthusiastic fans quickly jumped in as they crowded around O’Neill while he continued to chant as he walked out.

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were a dominating force in basketball during the early 2000s, winning three championship titles from 2000-2002. Bryant won two more championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010 while O’Neal would win his fourth title while playing with the Miami Heat.

‘Our names will be attached together for what we did,’ O’Neal stated.

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Source: Daily Mail