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Kobe Bryant Dishes On Shaq In New GQ Interview

Feb. 16 2010, Published 1:54 p.m. ET

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NBA star Kobe Bryant, known more for his stoic silence than trash talk, opens up to GQ for its March issue, speaking candidly about his longtime feud with ex-Los Angeles Lakers teammate Shaquille O' Neal.

The 12-time NBA All-Star said "the biggest mistake" he made in his long running feud with O'Neal "was responding to what he was saying about me.

"Once I responded, now that made it seem like I was part of that whole thing," Bryant told GQ. "It’s like, Okay, these two are against each other. As opposed to just staying quiet, which is what I’ve been doing the last few years. Let him say what he needs to say.”

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When asked if he could eventually bury the hatchet with O'Neal, now a Cleveland Cavalier, Bryant wasted no time responding.

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"No! I'm not a big reminiscer," Bryant said.

The issue hits newsstands February 23.

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