Welp it looks like the feud isn’t over between Shaquille O’Neal and Scottie Pippen as Shaq took the beef from Instagram to his podcast. The feud began when Shaq said an all-time Lakers team would beat an all-time Bulls team by 50 points on Instagram. Pippen responded and the two went back and forth. Shaq has now addressed it on his podcast
“That’s how I feel, and I’m sticking to it,” he said. “I didn’t say, ‘Hey [at] Scottie Pippen we’ll beat guys you by 50. Hey [at] Rodman…I just said I’ll beat you by 50. Now, he made it personal when he said, ‘Oh hey [at] Shaq, hey I don’t believe in hypotheticals.’ He swung first, so I’m going to swing second. And I’m going to swing last. Because I don’t let bums disrespect me. Yeah, he was a great player, but I’m the bridge, he’s the water. He will always be under me.”
“Scottie Pippen can’t disrespect me. So he comes at me, I’m coming back. We can do this all day cause I have nothing to do. He made it personal when he put [at] Shaq, ‘We got six rings’ like he was the main focus of the six rings. You were not the main focus of the six rings. Don’t make me pull out the scouting report. You wasn’t even a factor in the scouting report. It’s all about Mike.
“You double Mike, Scottie was open, Scottie hit a couple of shots.”
He went on to talk about Pippen’s legacy as a basketball player.
“Let’s talk reality. When you say top 10 players, his name will never be mentioned. When you say top 20 players his name maybe will be mentioned. So don’t come to me like I’m not a player.”
“Don’t be acting towards me like you’re somebody when I know who you really are. You’re Robin. You’re not Batman. You’re not Puffy, you’re Mase,” he said. “So don’t act like you’re the Dun Dada. Cause you’re not.”
“You not the man, you’ve never been the man,” he said about Pippen. “When Mike left, you didn’t do nothing. Only thing you did was cry and whine when Phil (Jackson) didn’t give you the last shot. He gave it to Toni Kukoc, who was a much better player than you.”
Shaq was just about done, but wanted to make one last point:
“Those are Mike’s six rings.”
Woof. Pippen has been invited to go on the podcast to debate; we’ll see if that happens.
You can listen HERE.
h/t Sporting News