Kobe Bryant Details Fistfight With Shaquille O’Neal

by March 09, 2018
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Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal threw hands in a scrimmage during the 1998-99 NBA lockout, though no punches landed.

The Black Mamba told Jimmy Kimmel about being the “craziest 19-year-old in the world to fight this guy.”

“I must’ve been the craziest 19-year-old in the world to fight this guy.

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“At that point, you just gotta say look man, you’re either gonna beat the hell outta me, but you’re gonna know that I’m not gonna back down.”

Bryant also discussed his unexpected Oscar triumph.

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