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Shaquille O’Neal Talks Kobe Bryant Public Memorial Plans

Shaquille O’Neal Talks Kobe Bryant Public Memorial Plans

Days after the 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend, at which his former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant was honored, Shaquille O'Neal premiered his new film “Foster Boy” in Los Angeles.

“Extra” spoke to Shaq, who said he is "not doing good" in the wake of Kobe's death.

While he said he doesn’t know what role he’ll play at Kobe’s public memorial, he knew one thing: “I’m sure I will be there.”

Shaq is focused on bringing awareness to the foster care system as the executive producer of “Foster Boy,” a film based on a Chicago attorney's experience litigating child welfare cases. He commented, “Forty-seven years old and didn’t know much about Foster care world… Wanted to bring light to the situation and hopefully make change. No child should have to go through what they go through.”

As for the particular story depicted in the film, O’Neal said, “I knew if I attached my name to it, we would get results like this.”

Shaq said he hopes that people will take away a positive message from the movie.