Everyone can only imagine what Shaq Diesel could be experiencing right now after the death of Kobe Bryant, which he himself can only describe as being ill.

Former Laker teammate Shaquille O’Neal broke his silence yesterday on the sudden death of his friend on his The Big Podcast with Shaq podcast, adding that Kobe’s untimely passing just deepened his sadness, with his sister Ayesha just recently passing away. The Big Man says he hasn’t eaten or slept since hearing the news about his 41-year-old “brother”.

“I’m just getting over the death of my sister. You guys told me the other day when I came in, I looked like I needed some rest. And I haven’t been sleeping after Ayesha’s death.”

Shaq also opened up about what appeared to be a love/hate relationship between the two Lakers, but Shaq insists that behind the scenes it was all love.

“I love Kobe Bryant. I’m the first to say … I’ve got 4 rings … I couldn’t have gotten 3 without him.” He added, “We still are the best duo ever created, that’s never gonna change, but I wish we were 60 or 70 in the old folks home talking about it.”

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