NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal fired back at Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons for his comments in his recent interview. On a podcast earlier, Ben said he doesn’t like Shaq. Hence Shaq found this as an opportunity to get back at the ex-Phila player. Shaq was talking in the recent episode of ‘The Big Podcast with Shaq.’
Shaquille O’Neal said, “First of all, these young players need to understand, Shaquille O’Neal don’t need to hate on you. Everything you do, I’ve done it a hundred times over. … It’s just what we see. The mental health thing ain’t come out till everybody started bashing you then you let people know you have mental health problems.” He added, “If you go back, I told the world he DM’d me. He told me he was going through some problems, and I said I was gonna back off. And that’s exactly what I did.”
Shaq concluded, “But as far as what I saw, I speak on what I saw, and I speak on what I know. … And yes, you can be my brother, but I ain’t gonna always gonna sugarcoat things. Imma tell you the real. … I want you to get to the level, to the level, to the level, but you can’t say I’m hating cause all the stuff you doing. You doing it cause you saw me do it.”
Shaquille O’Neal joined Miami Heat after winning three NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers
Shaquille O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat from the Los Angeles Lakers after his well-publicized beef with his teammate and NBA legend Kobe Bryant. As it was clear the two would not work it out, Shaq was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004. Shaquille O’Neal fulfilled the promise he gave to the Miami Heat and led them to an NBA title in 2006 in a historic series against the Dallas Mavericks. Shaq said, “Remember this I’m going to bring a championship to Miami, I promise.” He teamed up with Wade, Gary Payton, Jason Williams, Antione Walker, and Udonis Haslem, and the Miami team won its first-ever NBA championship.