Kobe Bryant's memorial service at Staples Center was filled with plenty tears and laughs.
Many took the stage during the ceremony to tell their favorite memories and stories of the Lakers legend. One of the best Kobe stories of the day came from his former teammate, Shaquille O'Neal.
It's no secret Shaq and Kobe had their struggles during their playing days. Even off the court, the two Lakers legends had a tense relationship. But despite a complicated chemistry, the two basketball greats loved each other like brothers. Shaq, like all of No. 8/24's former teammates, had to learn to cope with Kobe's intense playing style consisting of plenty of individual shot-attempts.
During Monday's memorial service, Shaq shared a hilarious story about the day Kobe gained his respect. After several Lakers players complained about the lack of passing from Kobe, Shaq approached No. 8 and told him, "There's no 'I' in team." Kobe had a hilarious response:
This perfectly describes Kobe's tenacious on-court play.
The Lakers guard wanted the ball in his hands no matter the circumstances. Kobe always delivered when it mattered most.
Monday's memorial service was the perfect way to honor, remember and celebrate the life of Kobe Bryant. Thanks to people like Shaq, Kobe's legacy will continue to live on.