WATCH: Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal absolutely destroys Clippers in disrespectful tirade
Shaquille O’Neal is one of the greatest players to have ever dawned on the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers. Even though he played for many teams throughout his decorated career, it cannot be denied that he has unwavering loyalty to the Purple & Gold. With this comes an indisputable bitterness towards the Lakers’ cross-town rivals in the Los Angeles Clippers.
In a recent appearance on Stephen A. Smith’s First Take show on ESPN, Shaq was asked who he believes were the biggest threats to LeBron James and the Lakers this coming season. O’Neal acknowledged that Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets will be a problem, while the likes of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Golden State Warriors, and the Utah Jazz will also pose serious threats to the Lakers’ title quest.
However, Shaq could not help but react aggressively the moment he heard Stephen A throw the Clippers into the conversation:
“Don’t bring up the Clippers,” Shaq quipped. “Do not do that. Do not do that.”
Smith was surprised by O’Neal not even acknowledging the Clippers and their title hopes. Shaq completely ignored Stephen A’s inquiry on why he didn’t even want to talk about Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers. O’Neal carried on with his analysis before ending his statement with a savage 10-word truth bomb on the Clippers:
“Listen, don’t talk about teams that ain’t make it yet,” Shaq said.
Sorry, Clippers fans. Up and until this team wins a title, Shaq won’t even acknowledge its existence. Absolutely ruthless.