Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Big Diesel


I personally love Shaquille O'Neal.  I think he is one of the top 5 funniest athletes of all-time and one of the only ones who backs up all his shit talk with his game.  In my opinion he can talk trash about whoever he wants and get away with it because, well he is Shaq.  People try and say that he runs his mouth too often but I think its good for the NBA and that it is hilarious.

Shaq's latest fued is with Toronto Raptors Forward Chris Bosh and began when Shaq called him the "RuPaul of big men."  You better be laughing right now.  He also has an ongoing feud with Stan Van Gundy and the Orlando Magic as Van Gundy says that Shaq "flops" and should know better than that after all his time in the league.

In response to the RuPaul comment Bosh had this to say, "I didn't laugh or anything; it wasn't funny. I was kind of upset with that. He's been around the league for a while, and I expected a lot more professionalism out of him. I thought we were cool. Whatever."  Get over it.  If anything your lucky he didn't point out that you legitimately look like a raptor.

This is nothing new to Shaq however as over the years he has battled players much better than Chris Bosh.  Let us not forget that Shaq had an ongoing beef with Kobe Bryant in which he once rapped at a NY nightclub, "Kobe tell me how my ass taste."  Shaq does not back down.  He is also notorious for calling the Sacramento Kings the Sacramento Queens and renaming Eric Dampier "Erica Dampier." The man will literally do anything or say anything at anytime.

The best part is that even the media has given him a free pass over the years because he is so entertaining and engaging in interviews.  The media loves Shaq because every time a microphone is in front of his face he is saying something funny or at least news worthy.  If another NBA player tried to say half the stuff Shaq says he would be bounced from the league real fast but when Shaq says it everything is fine.  It really is the best double standard going.

Another great thing about Shaq is his many nicknames.  Over the years he has amassed quite the collection of nicknames including: The Diesel, Shaq Fu, The Big Aristotle, The Big Daddy, Superman, The Big Agave, The Big Cactus, The Big Shaqtus, The Big Galactus, Wilt Chamberneezy, The Big Baryshnikov, The Real Deal, and Dr. Shaq (after earning his MBA from LSU).  Those are some of the greatest nicknames in sports and they are all for 1 man.

Like I said before the man can talk some smack but he can also play.  Here is a list of some of his accomplishments in the NBA:

4-time NBA Champion
2000 
NBA MVP
'92-'93 
NBA Rookie of the Year
3-time 
NBA Finals MVP
2-time 
NBA Scoring Champion
3-time All-Star MVP
15-time All-Star  

So whether you love him or hate him you have to respect his game.  Shaq is going to be around for a few more years and hopefully continues to bring me some joy with his hilarious burns of anyone who gets in his way.  

Did I mention that after he dunks he looks at his hand as if in a trance?  Hilarious.

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4 comments:

Draper004 said...

I don't really understand how you can tell Chris Bosh to grow up. Shaq makes a dumbass and childish comment, and all Bosh does is brush it off and say whatever, and somehow Bosh is the one that needs to grow up?

JC SportsBlogger said...

what are you talking about? where does it say grow up?

Draper004 said...

my bad, i read it wrong. Shaq is still a douche.

JC SportsBlogger said...

stop sippin your haterade drapes