Although Bryant and his former teammate, Shaquille O’Neal were not the best of friends on the basketball court, they did become close in years after, often talking with each other’s families.
Bryant sent one message to Shaq’s son only hours prior to the crash. Shareef O’Neal revealed the message that he had received from the Los Angeles Lakers legend earlier that morning.
In the message sent on Instagram at 8:29 A.M. local time, Bryant asked Shareef: “You good fam?”
Shareef replied: “Yeah, just been getting this work in trying to figure out my next move. How you been?”