O’Neal made the remarks in response to Kevin Durant expressing his problem with former basketball stars.
杜兰特, 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.
The former Los Angeles Lakers star said on “The Big Podcast” that Durant was essentially right.
“让我告诉你一件事, do you think I’m happy about Rudy Gobert making $ 250 百万? 所以, 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% 制作 30 百万.
“(Dennis Scott) shot damn near 45 至 50% his whole career and the most he made was probably $ 7 百万, so you damn right we get mad. We get petty, and guess what? We have an opinion, and our opinion counts.”
Once O’Neal’s comments went around social media earlier in the week, Durant responded.
“Shaquille is hilarious. You’re a billionaire bro lol,” 他写了.
O’Neal responded: “i know i’m hilarious (原文如此), and i’m not a billionaire i’m actually broke. but will always speak facts. thank you saying i’m funny means a lot.”
根据 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 季节.