Shaq admits Kevin Durant was right about former players being haters about current NBA contracts

O’Neal made the remarks in response to Kevin Durant expressing his problem with former basketball stars. 

Durant, in a tweet, called Charles Barkley a “hatin old head” and said former players cannot “accept that we making more bread than them” after Barkley continued his criticism of Durant playing for the Golden State Warriors.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE .

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) gestures towards Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid after an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in New York. 76ers won 110-102.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) gestures towards Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid after an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021, in New York. 76ers won 110-102. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The former Los Angeles Lakers star said on “The Big Podcast” that Durant was essentially right.

“Let me tell you something, do you think I’m happy about Rudy Gobert making $ 250 million? So, KD, you’re absolutely right,” O’Neal said. “We’re mad because the way we didn’t get that. You got these shooters shooting 22% making 30 million.

“(Dennis Scott) shot damn near 45 to 50% his whole career and the most he made was probably $ 7 million, so you damn right we get mad. We get petty, and guess what? We have an opinion, and our opinion counts.”

Shaquille O'Neal attends Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on April 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Shaquille O’Neal attends Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round between the Miami Heat and the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena on April 22, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

SHAQ REPORTEDLY FOOTS THE BILL AT NYC RESTAURANT, OPENS UP NEW COURT IN NEW JERSEY

Once O’Neal’s comments went around social media earlier in the week, Durant responded.

“Shaquille is hilarious. You’re a billionaire bro lol,” he wrote.

O’Neal responded: “i know i’m hilarious (sic), and i’m not a billionaire i’m actually broke. but will always speak facts. thank you saying i’m funny means a lot.”

Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O'Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Former NBA player Shaquille O’Neal attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on October 23, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Icy Hot)

According to Spotrac, O’Neal has made more than $ 286 million during his playing career. Gobert signed a contract extension with the Utah Jazz worth $ 205 million before the start of the 2021-22 season.

Comments are closed.