- Shaquille O’Neal is one of the biggest stars the NBA has even seen.
- But the Basketball Hall of Famer is also known for his extreme pettiness when it comes to criticizing current NBA players.
- He was back at it again recently, taking direct aim at Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
Shaq has never been one to mince words.
Whether it was in his playing days or as an analyst with TNT, the Big Diesel is always one to say what’s on his mind. Now, he’s once again making headlines for this thoughts on current NBA players. Particularly, he’s taking shots at Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert.
Speaking on his show “The Big Podcast”, the Big Shaqtus had the following to say when discussing why he goes after modern players:
Shaq didn’t specify whether he had specific beef with Gobert or if or the French big man just caught a stray, but those are some pretty harsh words. They also didn’t sit well with some current NBA players. None bigger than Kevin Durant.
Shaquille is hilarious. You’re a billionaire bro lol https://t.co/11Bq3EIY6i
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) June 28, 2022
To which Shaq snapped back immediately.
i know i'm hillarious, and i'm not a billionaire i'm actually broke. but will always speak facts. thank you saying i'm funny means a lot
— SHAQ (@SHAQ) June 28, 2022
O’Neal and his NBA on TNT co-hosts are regularly at the center of attention. But NBA fans seem split on Shaq’s take this time around. Though many just had a simple message, stop hating.
yeah but be honest you think rudy deserves 250 mill?
— collin duddy (@LoboExplosivo) June 28, 2022
maybe I need to seek out even more context for this quote but either way Shaq gotta be a first ballot member of the hater hall of fame https://t.co/rdO28T7LwG
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) June 29, 2022
Mad at a player getting his coins💰 is weird behavior especially from someone who is richer 😂 https://t.co/4Nih5hc63j
— 🎰 (@7Calu) June 29, 2022
This is sad. I want Shaq and these old heads to be better than this. There’s something really wrong with Shaq being mad at Gobert getting a huge contract https://t.co/FY92la4Nce
— Money Mel (@Jamel_Montalban) June 29, 2022
Being unhappy about someone getting money is lame energy , idc if y’all think he deserved it or not, u should be happy he got that. https://t.co/htdj8nhrFF
— ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎ ︎✌🏾 (@TheRealHesii) June 29, 2022
While O’Neal is clearly an all-time great NBA player, he’s clearly the all-time great NBA hater as well.