Orlando Magic Rumors
Roy Parry: Magic point guard Michael Carter-Williams will not play tonight against the Raptors as he’s expected to miss multiple games because of a sprained left ankle sustained during Wednesday’s win against the Bulls, according to a team official.
Shaq then told the story of the first time he met Kobe Bryant, which was another good-guy moment. Bryant was around 13 or 14 years old at the time. “True story, and Kobe never told me this until after we played: A little kid comes into the locker room in Orlando and he wants to see Penny Hardaway. It’s Kobe!” Shaq said.
“I never knew this until Kobe told me this story. He wants to see Penny, and Penny’s not a bad guy, but I don’t know what was going on that day and he was just [like], ‘Whatever.’ And Kobe was standing there. I actually remember this day, the kid was sitting there and I grabbed him like, ‘Come on, little fella; I’ll take a picture with you!’ I never knew that kid was Kobe until he told me. We played together, had our fights and battles together, and then when we did that Lakers sit-down interview, Kobe said, ‘Hey man, you remember when I came in the locker room and wanted to see Penny and he blew me off?’ I was like, ‘That was you?!’ He’s like, ‘Yeah, that was me.’