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 ahatin old headand said former players cannotaccept that we making more bread than themafter Barkley continued his criticism of Durant playing for the Golden State Warriors.

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

The former Los Angeles Lakers star said onThe Big Podcastthat Durant was essentially right.

“Lascia che ti dica una cosa, do you think I’m happy about Rudy Gobert making $ 250 milioni? Così, 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% fabbricazione 30 milioni.

“(Dennis Scott) shot damn near 45 per 50% his whole career and the most he made was probably $ 7 milioni, 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 ad 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 ad Atlanta, Georgia. (Paras Griffin / Getty Images)

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

Shaquille is hilarious. You’re a billionaire bro lol,” scrisse.

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 a 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 a Las Vegas, Nevada. (la superstar si è gonfiata a circa)

Secondo 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 stagione.

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