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Shaquille O'Neal revealed he would engage in trash-talking with everyone except Michael Jordan-“You Don’t Wanna Mess With God”
2024/04/21

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Shaquille O'Neal was the last man to beat Michael Jordan in playoffs when he was still with the Chicago Bulls but even that wouldn't make The Big Diesel want to talk smack to the GOAT.

 was a force of nature when he was still playing. There were little defenders could do with his size, heft, and pure power in the paint. Also, he wasn’t afraid to let everyone know what was on his mind, but some players, such as Michael Jordan, were untouchables when it came to trash-talking.

“You gotta stay away from Mike”

The Big Diesel wasn’t afraid of anyone: he knew he could dominate double and even triple teams. Shaq racked up many points without the help of 3-point shots, consistent jumpers, and free throws. He knew he was big and played in the same manner.

The former Lakers big man was often a victim of hard fouls because that was all defenders could do to limit him, and it often led to word wars and physical tussle.

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Spoiler: it didn’t end up well for the other players.

When asked during an interview if there was a player he didn’t want to trash-talk with because it triggered the other player to become better, Shaq had only one thing in mind: Stay away from a certain man from Chicago.

“Michael Jordan. You don’t want to mess with God. You gotta stay away from Mike. Leave that man alone.”

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