Shaquille O'Neal says he will be there for Kobe Bryant's last game

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NBA legends Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal will always be linked to one another thanks to the role they played during the LA Lakers' three championship winning seasons between 2000 and 2002.

Their relationship hasn't been all that great, but after the two were named as the co-MVPs of the 2009 All-Star game, things started to get back onto the right page. 

With Bryant's NBA career coming to an end this season, Shaq has said he will be at the Staples Center on April 13 for his last game when the Lakers play against the Utah Jazz.

O'Neal said on ESPN's Mike & Mike on Tuesday, via Fox Sports: "Of course I'll be there. I will definitely be there for the last game."

He also said he thinks about how many rings he could have won if he had stayed in LA.

"All the time," O'Neal said. "I think about the same thing with Penny, think about the same thing with D-Wade, and definitely the same thing with Kobe.

"In a perfect world, I'd have seven rings. Lost the one in Orlando with Penny. When I first got to Miami, we could have beat Detroit in that Game 7 when Stan Van Gundy was coaching. That was supposed to be a ring. And then I went to the Finals with the Lakers, what, four out of five times? So, five plus two is seven, baby. I'm supposed to have seven."

At the end of the day, Shaq and Kobe will still go down as two of the best players the league has ever seen, and they're both guaranteed to be in the Hall of Fame one day.

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