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NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Drops Shannon Sharpe Diss Track Following NBA MVP Criticism

Shaquille O’Neal is no stranger to the rap world and with beef running rampant throughout the genre, the NBA icon is ready for battle.

NFL Hall-of-Famer Shannon Sharpe heavily criticized Shaq on his Nightcap podcast earlier this week after the former Laker critiqued Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic winning a third NBA MVP in four years.

Shaq said that Oklahoma City guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander “deserved” to win the title, and he candidly told that to Jokic’s face in an interview after collecting his latest accolade.

Sharpe took issue with O’Neal’s remarks. “Shaq should have five MVP’s,” he said. “He sees a guy like Nikola Jokic that’s not as dominant as him and gets three in four years. When you historically great, they talk about you as a great basketball player, the GOAT, and Shaq is never brought up.

Sharpe continued, accusing Shaq of jealousy. “I think a part of him is envious of that … It’s hard for me to put someone in the GOAT conversation with one MVP. If Shaq would have had my work ethic, he would have had 40,000 points,” he added.

O’Neal took to Instagram early Friday (May 10) to serve up a scintillating and long-winded response on his Instagram featuring a photo that had Sharpe ranked at the No. 51 best player of all time.

“You took me sticking up for @shai as jealousy?? Shows how smart you are and how you say anything to get clicks. so here’s some click bait for you. if you ain’t ranked in the top ten in your profession , then you can’t speak on Me. don’t forget i know what you did to get where you at,” he wrote.

“Me jealous lol sounds like you jealous. i kno you tryna stay relevant by gossiping on your podcast. we don’t believe you. you need more people and in case you forgot. 4 rings three finals Mvp top 50 and top 75. google me.”

His caption sounded as if it could’ve been a fiery rap. Hours later, Shaq served up an actual Shannon Sharpe diss track on Friday’s episode of The Big Podcast.

“Oh no, Shannon Sharpe man, you’re way beneath me/ Your whole demeanor is faker than new rapper beefy/ You’re soft before you get fly, you’d rather tweet me/ I was in three different cars when you was in three feet/ All I see is dollar signs, they coming in 3-D,” he spews.

“Make it hot, ain’t no way around my degrees/ You are not in my spot, you are like a peewee/ I’ve got him calling me Rocky the way I RiRi,” he spit. “I get to the green bag, I don’t mean a lawnmower/ Jet flying, foreign driving, best buying, downpour.”

Listen to the diss track below.

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