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SportsShaquille O'Neal responds to Kobe Bryant's 'lazy' comment: You would've had 12 rings if you passed the ball

09:25  29 august  2019
09:25  29 august  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Bryant said of O ' Neal : "I wish he was in the gym. I would have had f—ing 12 rings ." It' s been 15 years since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O ' Neal played together with the Lakers, but that doesn't mean their drama is over. Bryant was asked what would have happened if O ' Neal had his work ethic.

"U woulda had twelve [ rings ] if u passed the ball more especially in the finals against the pistons #facts," Shaq says. He added, " You don't get statues by not working hard." Of course, Kobe went in on The Big Aristotle' s effort in an interview earlier this month with Patrick

Shaquille O'Neal responds to Kobe Bryant's 'lazy' comment: You would've had 12 rings if you passed the ball© Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

It's been 15 years since Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal played together with the Lakers, but that doesn't mean their drama is over.

During an interview earlier this month at the 10th annual PHP Agency Convention in Las Vegas with Patrick Bet-David, the founder of Valuetainment, Bryant took another shot at his former teammate.

Bryant was asked what would have happened if O'Neal had his work ethic. Bryant replied: “He’d be the greatest of all time."

"He’d be the first to tell you that," Bryant added. "I mean this guy was a force like I have never seen. I mean, it was crazy. A guy at that size…. Generally guys at that size are a little timid and they don’t want to be tall. They don’t want to be big. Man, this dude was… he did not care. He was mean. He was nasty. He was competitive. He was vindictive.

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Kobe Bryant , who won three NBA championships with Shaq and two without him, recently said he'd have more than double that Fifteen years after they were last Lakers teammates, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O ’ Neal are still taking digs at one another. I would ’ ve had f—ing 12 rings ,” Bryant said.

Bryant was asked about how Shaq would have been remembered had he had Kobe ' s legendary work ethic and Kobe ' s answer was captivating. "He' s be the

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"I wish he was in the gym. I would have had f—ing 12 rings…. It wouldn’t even be close. ... Me and Shaq sit down all the time and I say ‘if your lazy a— was in shape.'”

The video clip, which is NSFW, surfaced earlier this week on the Instagram account Lakers24ever, which is where O'Neal responded with a comment of his own.

A post shared by Lakers Forever (@lakers24ever) on Aug 27, 2019 at 8:01pm PDT

O'Neal wrote: "U woulda had twelve if you passed the ball more especially in the finals against the pistons #facts. ... You don't get statues by not working hard."

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Former Lakers teammates Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O ' Neal , once again, are commenting back and forth on their time together in Los Angeles. “He’d be the greatest of all-time,” Bryant said recently at the PHP Agency Convention in Las Vegas when asked what would ’ ve happened had O ’ Neal worked

However, even years later, the feud between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O ' Neal is clearly still alive and well. O ' Neal did hear Bryant ' s comments loud and clear and responded on Instagram with Bryant ' s " 12 rings " comment in it. "U woulda had twelve if u passed the ball more especially in the

Bryant later tweeted: "Ain’t nothin but love there and we too old to beef anyway."

O'Neal then responded to Bryant's tweet, writing: "It’s all good bro, when I saw the interview, I thought you were talking about Dwite, is that how u spell his name lol."

Bryant and O'Neal became known for their "beef" when they played alongside each other from 1996-2004. The two earned three straight championships before O'Neal was traded to the Heat in 2004.

O'Neal finished his career with four titles (he won another with Miami in 2006), while Bryant had five to his name, securing two more with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.

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Kobe says Shaq gym comment was 'really a compliment'.
Kobe Bryant offered some clarification on his recent comments about former teammate Shaquille O'Neal during an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Tuesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers great explained that his statement that he'd have 12 rings if Shaq "was in the gym" wasn't meant to be taken seriously. "Here's the thing, it was really a compliment," Bryant said. "People missed the whole first half of that in which I said he was the most dominant player I've ever seen and I felt like he could've been the greatest of all time. "So, people kind of missed that part of it - they caught onto the lazy part. But, that was like, I kinda said that tongue-in-cheek.

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