Everyone, including Shaquille O’Neal is still processing the Los Angeles Lakers bringing home all the glory in the recently concluded 2019-2020 NBA season. It’s been a good decade since the Larry O’Brien trophy has made it’s way back to the Staples Center and just about everyone having the time of their lives.
But, it seems as though one Lakers legend isn’t buying in on all the celebration on social media, especially when it comes to some of the team’s role players.
Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal went on his podcast to blast a few members of the Purple & Gold who have been constantly posting celebratory Lakers photos and videos in their social media channels.
“You know what I don’t like as a player? Its a lot of (Lakers) players on their little instagram bragging like they were the reasons they got the championship. I ain’t gon’ say no names.” O’Neal mentioned on The Big Podcast With Shaq.
Though he did not mention anyone specifically, the four-time NBA champion went on to throw solid jabs to specific Lakers who he feels don’t deserve this much clout, at least on social media.
“I know you know who I’m talking about. Stop it. Frontrunner. Bandwagon jumper. Stop it.” he added. “Post one pic and sit your a** down.”
As a 15-time All-Star, a three-time Finals MVP (with the Lakers) and also a league MVP himself, it’s tough to argue against Shaq since there is some truth to what he’s saying. In fairness to these players though, they did just end one of the toughest and most challenging seasons in league history so Shaq might want to cut them some slack. These guys are just following their dreams, anyway.
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