Shaquille O’Neal Rips Kevin Durant

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Shaquille O’Neal Rips Kevin Durant


A couple of weeks back, Shaquille O’Neal had a feud with JaVale McGee. A lot of other people then joined in. McGee and O’Neal’s mothers, and last but not least Kevin Durant. This led to a Twitter argument between Shaq and Durant.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Shaq now fired back again, saying Durant shouldn’t talk because he hasn’t won a title.


“KD doesn’t have G–14 Classification. He can’t talk to me like that. He may think he does, and he’s sticking up for his teammate. He’s a great player, but you ain’t in the club yet. You’re on the outside in line with Barkley, Malone and Stockton. You’re not in the club with me and those guys. That’s why I tweeted him, ‘Mind ya business.’

LeBron has a lot of clearance because he’s won championships. But when a guy who hasn’t won championships makes comments, you say, ‘How do you know?’ Duran ]was just trying to stick up for his teammate. If you read into what he said, none of his shit made sense. Well, actually some of it made sense. He said I was strong and I bullied people. Of course, that’s exactly what I did. I’m not going to go shoot jumpers and do all of that.

Just put it this way: The league is soft and these guys are sensitive, period. I was sensitive as a player too but I never went back at older players. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain never said s— to support me. Did I cry about It? No. Kareem said in the paper one time, when they asked him, ‘Shaq is doing great, he has numbers similar to yours, what do you think?’ His response was, ‘Well, he hasn’t won a championship yet.’ I could have gone back at him, but I didn’t. I sucked it up like a real man and was like, ‘OK, watch this.’ A lot of guys, these days, when you say anything about them they start whimpering and crying.”


Shaq then contiuned his rant. Next in line was Mark Cuban. The other week, Cuban was furious about a Bleacher Report tweet. After Dirk Nowitzki shot an airball, B/R tweeted the blooper captioning it ‘Dirk Forever’. Cuban went bonkers and forced B/R to delete the tweet. O’Neal was disappointed in Cuban. Shaq told Sports Illustrated:


“I like Mark, but that was just uncalled for. Dirk shot an airball, Bleacher Report put ‘Dirk Forever.’ So what? They did it to Mike, they did it to Magic, they did it to Kareem, they did it to me. Nobody is exempt from bloopers. I don’t care how good you are. Nobody. Dirk is a legend, but he’s not a legend enough where we can’t show his mistakes. You heard it here first.”


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