Shannon Sharpe went on an epic rant against Shaq over a statement he had against LeBron.
During a recent edition of “The Big Podcast with Shaq,” the 4-time NBA champion claimed that everybody respects LeBron but nobody fears him.
“LeBron is my guy, but nobody was ever scared of LeBron. So, if you’re not scared of a guy, you just have much more confidence. That’s a dangerous guy to play with. They respect him, but they don’t fear him ’cause I can tell, I watched him playing against them, they not scared.”
The former NFL player-turned-analyst went off on Shaq, even reminding him of some of his worst losses.
“How does a guy get to 10 finals in damn near two decades, but nobody fears him? They dubbed it “LeBronto”. So the Toronto Raptors never feared LeBron James? Is that what Shaq is trying to tell us?”
“In 2007, LeBron James took the Cleveland Cavaliers, a very under-manned Cleveland Cavaliers and beat the Detroit Pistons, and ended their run. Hey Shaq, little info for you, that Detroit Pistons beat you in the finals and ended your run in LA, you don’t think they feared him?”
Sharpe also mentioned that the Boston Celtics created their superteam after a 22-year-old LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Finals. He then mentioned the Warriors bringing Kevin Durant out of fear for LeBron.
“Why in the hell the Golden State Warriors, got on a plane and disturbed Kevin Durant in the Hamptons if no one feared him? This is why they put this superteam together. They keep talking about LeBron, but Boston put a Big 3 together long before he went to Miami. Why? Because they feared him.”
Sharpe also touched on Shaq saying that Giannis Antetokounmpo is more feared than LeBron James right now.
“I vividly, vividly disagree with Shaq. He keeps talking about Giannis coming down the hill… Has anyone driven the basketball to the hoop stronger or harder than LeBron James? Shaq, where have you been for the last 18 years? LeBron James was doing what Giannis is doing currently for the last 19 years. And somehow Shaq forgot that. How?”
James finished the year averaging 30.3 points per contest, trailing only Joel Embiid in the chase for the scoring title.