For about a good 24 hours, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant were back beefing once again. It all started when Kobe made some comments during an interview with Patrick Bet-David and stated Shaq could have been the greatest player of all time and he would have 12 championship rings if he had got into the gym and had his work ethic.
“I wish he was in the gym. I would have had [expletive] 12 rings…. It wouldn’t even be close.
…. Me and Shaq sit down all the time and I say ‘if your lazy [expletive] was in shape.’”
After the comments started to circulate, O’Neal defended himself on Instagram by firing back at Kobe not passing the ball during the NBA Finals series against the Detroit Pistons.
“U woulda had twelve if u passed the ball more especially in the finals against the pistons #facts”
“You don’t get statues by not working hard”
Bryant then cleared the air on Twitter:
Shaq responded by roasting new Lakers center Dwight Howard, who also beefed with Bryant after he left the team in free agency way back when.
Nice to see the old friends make-up by roasting a common enemy.