Durante una aparición en “Radio Scoop B” podcast con Brandon Robinson, O'Neal habló sobre los Nets y cómo le pusieron el mínimo esfuerzo.
O'Neal, who was recognized as NBA Finals MVP, promediado 36.3 puntos, 12.3 rebota y 2.8 blocks per game, and he and led the Los Angeles Lakers to a four-game sweep of the Nets.
“It was boring,” O’Neal said of squaring off against the Nets that year. “I actually got mad when we were playing in Jersey. You think [then-Nets center] Todd MacCulloch is going to stop me at the crib in Jersey in front of my grandma and grandpa? S—! No. Stop it.”
Born in Newark, New Jersey, O’Neal dominated for the Lakers during that series. MacCulloch, Jason Collins and Aaron Williams were the rotation for the Nets at center. Williams most notably fouled out for the Nets in Game 3 after playing just seven minutes of the game.