— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) January 29, 2020
I love Shaq so much and his hurt is palpable. Not having spoken to him since 2016 must wreck him inside and reliving that pain with that kind of honesty is so raw to watch.
Someone asked me what my thoughts were in a meeting today about the whole ‘thing’ and I could only say it was just too tragic. It doesn’t compute because we look for why’s were there will never be a ‘why’ that’s good enough to explain the pain away.
That’s a tragedy to me.
That’s what Shaq expressed today, how tragic this was and is.
Shaq’s transparency and personality make this so achingly beautiful because you can see how complicated their relationship was.