JaVale McGee’s Mom Wants Shaquille O’Neal To ‘Lose His Job’ For Cyberbullying Her Son
The final chapter in the beef between Shaquille O’Neal and JaVale McGee went down this week. Shaq took a shot at McGee, which led to a back and forth Twitter battle. Durant got involved and Shaq told him to stay out of it as he plans on finishing what McGee started.
In an interview with The Undefeated, Shaq said that he got a call from his mom, Lucille, who told him to leave McGee alone. The beef is officially over.
“I have orders from the top to leave it alone,” O’Neal said past midnight on Saturday.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver?
“No,” O’Neal said. “My mama. Just say Shaq’s mom called him, told him, ‘Stop this silliness. Leave him alone.’ So that’s the end of the beef. You won’t be hearing about it from my side anymore. Mama has spoken.”
Said Lucille O’Neal earlier Saturday evening from her Orlando, Florida, home, “It’s not funny anymore, seeing the things they’re saying to each other. They need to squash this and move on.”
“Charles tells Shaquille all the time on the show, ‘I’m going to slap you,’ but he doesn’t mean it,” O’Neal’s mom said. “My take on it? People are asked to send in videos for Shaqtin’ a Fool. This isn’t just Shaquille’s idea. It’s all in fun. Now, I understand how after a while JaVale could get tired of it. Look at how many times he’s been laughed at.
“Bottom line, the mouth gets us in a lot of trouble. This is now reminding me of young kids on the playground, where one boy gotta have the last word. Sometimes you need to just walk away.”
Shaq’s mom may have tried to end it, but JaVale’s mom, Pamela, wants to see more done to Shaq for cyberbullying her son.
“He cyberbullied my son,” Pamela McGee said in an emotional, 30-minute conversation. “Totally inappropriate. Shaquille needs to lose his job or be suspended. The NBA needs to make a stand.”
“And, besides, what 45-year-old man will say, I’m going to [slap the s–] out of a current player? He belittles, he berates Dwight Howard. He belittles, he berates [Kendrick] Perkins. But he sits in a glass house. And when people throw back stones, it’s an issue. No. He has to be held accountable.”
For now, the back and forth is done…until the next episode of ‘Shaqtin a fool’.