Shaq Fires Back At LeWhiner Over NBA Playoff Injuries, Scheduling

Speaking to CNBC this week, Shaquille O’Neal subtly blasted LeBron James and his whining about how the NBA’s 2020-21 schedule led to key players going down with playoff injuries.

“When you’re living in a world where 40 million people have been laid off and I’m making $200 million, you won’t get no complaining from me,” Shaq said. “I’d play back to back to back to back to back.

“I’m not knocking what anybody said, but me personally, I don’t complain and make excuses, because real people are working their tail off and all we gotta do is train two hours a day and then play a game for two hours at night and make a lot of money … So my thought process is a little different.”

Shaq’s comments were clearly directed at June 16 tweets where LeWhiner, who should be player-commissioner, said the league didn’t want to listen to him about the start of the season — it occurred 72 days after the 2020 NBA Finals — and that led to star players breaking down with injuries.

So why didn’t the NBA stars just fake injuries and sit out 3-4 weeks to rest up and be ready for the playoffs? The Spurs were fined $25,000 for resting players in April and didn’t blink an eye. The Raptors were fined $25k for resting players and sure didn’t mind the fine.

In typical LeWhiner fashion, he spouted off about the injuries, but the NBA — which typically bends a knee to the future commissioner — fired back as well.

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.


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  1. LeBron on reading Malcolm X. “ Um I really haven’t read any of it, um, I just carry it around cuz it gives me street cred, um, damn why you gotta put me on da spot like dat you know I ain’t read dis shit.” Our thought leaders of today. The country’s in good hands.🤦🏼‍♂️

  2. Speaking of Malcolm X and LeBoring. Just guessing, but I will bet LeBoring does not know Malcolm X had a FBI informant as a body guard. I bet LeBoring does not know who Malcolm Little was. I am betting LeBoring does not know Malcolm was murdered by pals of Louis Farrakhan maybe Farrakhan his own self. Just a wild guess. I don’t know if LeShaq would know either. Lots of dicey history in the black community. Not all black now, or in the past are killed by “angry white cops”. The black community has lots of dirty laundry. No one talks about it cuz everyone is to “woke” to have candid conversations.

  3. I know what’s wrong… whenever LeBron needs to look/sound smart in a (scripted) interview, he puts on the Malcolm X glasses, which he clearly wasn’t wearing here

    W/out the glasses he transforms back into a publicly educated Akron high schooler that majored in basketball, who received his honorary degree from Twitter University.

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