Just when you thought the war between Kobe and Shaq died down, The Diesel went and threw The Black Mamba under the proverbial bus in his new book, Shaq Uncut: My Story.
While nothing can be as funny as Shaq rapping, “Kobe, tell me how my ass tastes,” Shaq has thrown many shots Kobe’s way over the years. Vibe.com compiled 10 of the most offensive for your weekend barbershop debates.
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The Year: 2000
The Jab: During a private team meeting, Shaq reportedly got up and said, “I have something to say. I think Kobe is playing too selfishly for us to win.” He also talked to management frequently during the 1999-2000 season, telling them that he didn’t think the Lakers could win an NBA title with Kobe on the team.
Our Reaction: At this point, it’s amazing that Lakers management didn’t trade either Shaq or Kobe. If all of the media reports about their hatred of one another is true, how did these guys manage to win their first title together in 2000?