Shaq’s Super Bowl bash still on following Kobe Bryant’s death
Shaq, 47, shared that he is “not doing well” and is “sick” after Bryant was killed in Sunday’s helicopter crash along with his 13-year-old daughter Gigi and seven other people. But the NBA star has decided that going through with the party would have been was his former Lakers teammate would have wanted.
“Been going back and forth the past couple of days on if I should even have my event in Miami this weekend,” Shaq wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “Part of me wanted to stay to myself as I reflect what my brother and his family mean to me and my family. But in thinking what would Kobe want, what would he do? Kobe would want us to push through and celebrate life. So let’s do just that.”
The 7’1″ baller will donate all of the proceeds to the families who lost loved ones in the crash that rocked the nation.
“I’ll be dedicating and donating all my proceeds from Friday nights Fun House to all the families who lost loved ones and to the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Foundation,” he said. “Together we will celebrate all those who lost their lives in Sunday tragedy. RIP my brother, my friend and my homie, The Black Mamba. Until we meet again.”
Shaq has been struggling after learning of Kobe’s death, breaking down into tears as he remembered him on TNT.
O’Neal and Bryant had a complicated relationship, but he says they were like “brothers.”
Shaq has had a rough couple of months, losing his sister Ayesha to cancer in October 2019.
Shaq vows to make life change after Kobe Bryant’s death
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