It's a bittersweet night for those who knew and loved Kobe Bryant.
On Sunday, sports' biggest stars celebrated the 2020 NBA All-Star weekend at the United Center in Chicago.
Speaking to E! News' Rocsi Diaz, O'Neal reminisced about his favorite moments with the legend and how special this year's NBA All-Star weekend was.
"Just him taking the time to talk to my kids," O'Neal expressed about his close relationship with Kobe off the court. "Unfortunately, for me, even though I was a great player, I'm not my kids' favorite player... For [Kobe] to take the time to text my babies, check up on them... It was special."
He added that he tried to do the same for Bryant's daughters.