Chadwick Boseman literally voiced Black Panther in the What If...? episode. I'm sure he wouldn't have voiced the character with the Star Lord smash up, if he didn't like the character.
I took it across as being a respectful memorial towards him, since it is one of the last works of his still being published.
I have MAJOR respect for him as a person, as well as a Christian.
I have even more respect for the way he became a celebrity just by being an incredible actor.