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For a Brief Moment Kobe & Shaq Were Beefing…But Everything is Cool Again

For a Brief Moment Kobe & Shaq Were Beefing…But Everything is Cool Again

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The saga continues.

A 15-year-old beef was reignited briefly on Wednesday, August 28th.

Kobe Bryant sat down with entrepreneur Patrick Bet-David during an insurance company’s convention in Las Vegas. A number of things were talked about, from business to his NBA days. An interesting moment came when he talked about ex-Los Angeles Lakers teammate Shaquille O’Neal, who he famously had friction with for years.

Kobe said Shaq would have been “the greatest of all time” if he had the infamous Kobe work habit. Kobe also said:

I wish he was in the gym. I have had fucking 12 rings.

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This is something that Kobe has said before about Shaq. However, it seems like Shaq was annoyed by the quote. Because he went to Instagram to strike back. Fanpage Lakers Forever posted the video on its Instagram.


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“He’d be the greatest of all time” & “I would’ve had f*ckin 12 rings” – Kobe on if Shaq had his work ethic 😳 (📽️: @patrickbetdavid) #losangeles#lakers#kobebryant#shaq

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Shaq responded in the comments saying they would have had 12 rings if Kobe “passed the ball.” Here is a screengrab (via Big Lead.)

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After the story gained traction, Kobe responded on his Twitter:

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Shaq then confirmed everything was good, but not before taking a swipe at Dwight Howard:

So, for the record: Shaq and Kobe have no beef. Shaq and Dwight Howard? that’s a different story.

Source: The Big Lead


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