Shaq and Rudy Gobert are in a war of words where no one can be right or wrong.
Earlier this week on his podcast, Shaq was asked about the idea that the Jazz need to separate Gobert and Donovan Mitchell after Utah’s first-round exit in the NBA playoffs. Shaq started saying that it probably needs to go, and that while Gobert is an exceptional defensive player, he contributes zero on offense.
Shaq was interrupted by one of his co-hosts, Anthony “Spice” Adams, who said Gobert could hold Shaq to 12 points.
” Twelve points ? Yeah, in the first three minutes,” Shaq responded. “Let me tell you something, man. It’s against my religion for someone to hold me alone. I take it personally. I do it.”
“First game of the game, I always looked and saw what the defense was going to do. Like ‘Okay, he doubles from Spice [Adams]. Spice is going to be wide open for the jumper,” he said. “Like, I always watch the first play. But if I get it and no one comes, I take that as disrespect.
O’Neal concluded, “You know what I’m going to do to her? It’s a shot blocker. You cannot fire a shot. You have to back her skinny little ass under the ledge. Show him the bow to scare him and go up.
In the Instagram comments, Gobert said, “I’d lock his ass up.”
In the absence of the creation of a time machine, this debate will have to be settled in hearts and minds.
New York Post