O'Neal is a minority owner with the Kings, so he has to say that, even if he doesn't really believe it.
The Kings haven't made the playoffs since 2006. They do, however, have a bright future with De'Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley III and Buddy Hield leading the charge.
It's hard to envision, though, the Kings being better than the Clippers and Lakers next season. The Clippers have Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and a great supporting cast, while the Lakers have two of the top-five players in the NBA in LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
The Kings won 39 games last season, the most wins by a Sacramento team since 2006. Fox has the potential to be an All-Star player in the near future. The lefty averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 2018-19 and was a lock to make the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup.
Fox withdrew so he could focus on the upcoming NBA season.
If you put Shaquille O'Neal on a lie detector test, odds are he would be caught lying with this statement. However, you have to respect The Diesel for sticking behind his Kings.