Shaquille O’Neal has been all over the San Antonio Spurs over the past few days, but at least he is making amends for one comment that he made years ago.
The NBA recently did a single-episode reboot of hit 90’s show “NBA Inside Stuff,” which was hosted by Ahmad Rashad.
One of the biggest highlights of the show was four-time NBA champ Shaquille O’Neal apologizing to San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson for a rumor that he started. Shaq admitted that he had made up a rumor about not getting an autograph fro Robinson when he was a kid, just to use it as a motivation.
“David, I want to say I apologize for making up that rumor,” O’Neal said.
Clyde Drexler then asked what the rumor was, Robinson stepped in and said, “People in San Antonio were mad at me because I didn’t sign an autograph for him when he was a kid or something. I don’t know.”
“David took all my shine when he came to San Antonio, so I hated him for that,” O’Neal said. “And then first couple of years (of Shaq’s career), he used to kill me, so I had to make up my rumor to get mad.
“He used to sprint up and down the court. I used to be like, ‘God bless, slow down.’ So, I made up a scenario. ‘Oh, yeah, when I was 13 you didn’t sign my autograph. I’m mad now.”
He wasn’t lying: