“I’ll never get to see Kobe again, in real life, forever," O'Neal said. "And I just should have called. He should have called. We both should have called."
The hoop analyst's effort got the "Inside the NBA" crew cracking up.
The Hall of Famer called out a critic with a few choice words.
The NBA legend and panelist on "NBA On TNT" found himself singing the Canadian national anthem following the Toronto Raptors' win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Hall of Fame hoopster tried to get in the swing against pitching great Pedro Martinez.
"If he was on my team I’d have to put hands on him," the NBA legend said of the Brooklyn Nets star's refusal to get the coronavirus shot.
The Basketball Hall of Famer conceded the actor who ended up with the part "did an excellent job."
“Celebrities are crazy, they really are,” the basketball legend told the New York Post. “Don’t call me that anymore."
Shaquille O'Neal and others dunked on the nasty notes.
The TNT crew set up a hoop for the NBA great to sink a few to erase those bad memories — but it wasn't exactly to scale.