"Kobe always offers ... we're just so far from each other, but he always offers."
Since retiring from the league, Kobe Bryant has given advice to and helped train a number of NBA stars, including the likes of Boston Celtics' rookie Jayson Tatum, who recently worked out with the Black Mamba. Kobe's willingness to help out the next generation of basketball greats extends outside of the NBA as well, and he has even offered to help train Shaq's kids.
TMZ Sports recently caught up with Shaq's ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal, who explained that Bryant has always been willing to help out when needed and is open to training Shaq and Shaunie's younger son, Shaqir. "Kobe always offers ... we're just so far from each other, but he always offers," Shaunie tells TMZ.
The 15-year-old Shaqir will play his high school ball at Crossroads school in Santa Monica, California, which is where LeBron James' son, LeBron James Jr has also enrolled. Shaqir's older brother, Shareef O'Neal, is set to play college basketball at UCLA in the 2018-19 season.
Until the O'Neal's take him up on his offer, expect Kobe to keep busy by training his own daughters how to embrace the Mamba Mentality, in addition to his other off-court endeavors.