“Let me tell you something. I always thought you were overrated anyway. You were a flash in the pan! If it wasn’t for Kobe Bryant, you wouldn’t have anything… Why don’t you walk into that studio and thank Rick Fox for getting you them rings?”
Charles Barkley, finally getting sick of Shaq’s Dwight Howard hatred. Clearly, Shaq is still mad about the Superman thing, seven years later. (via nbaoffseason)
About that though, as a lifelong Lakers fan, I despise the way Shaq treated the franchise while he was here and I hate the way he left. He trashed everyone on his way out, including Dr. Buss! Sacrilege! I’m especially irritated that we fans seem to be expected to forget his bullshit antics and pretend everything was awesome. Two words: company time.
Charles is right about one thing, Kobe doesn’t get enough credit for his contributions to those titles with Shaq. That said, Charles can go get F’ed because even without Kobe, Shaq would have one title with Dwyane Wade, which would still be 100% more championships than Chuck has.
It’s one thing to not like Shaq, I don’t. But calling him overrated? That’s some hater-ish B.S. right there.