TNT Analyst Shaquille O'Neal Clamps His "Twitter War" With JaVale McGee Down As Adviced By His Mom
on Feb 28, 2017 10:41 AM EST
Shaquille O'Neal never backed down on anybody during his playing years and appear to be overcoming all challenges in his way with his sheer power and strength. In this case, however, he may found his match - Momma Shaq.
O'Neal's heated online feud with Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee may have reached the end of the line as his mom Lucille O'Neal, according to reports from The Undefeated, told his hall of famer son to stop making conflict with the 19-year old McGee.
"My mama. Just say Shaq's mom called him, told him, 'Stop this silliness. Leave him alone,' O'Neal elaborated. "So that's the end of the beef. You won't be hearing about it from my side anymore. Mama has spoken."
McGee's mom, Pamela, also had her word about the conflict which involves his son. On the same article by The Undefeated, the former WNBA player reiterated that O'Neal cyber-bullied her son and should lose his job.
"He cyber-bullied my son," the former second overall pick of the 1997 WNBA Draft. "Totally inappropriate. Shaquille needs to lose his job or be suspended. The NBA needs to make a stand.
"He is a representative of TNT and the NBA. Broadcasters are held to a higher authority. He should lose his job," added the 54-year old former olympian. O'Neal is part of the show "Inside the NBA" airing on TNT where his blooper reel "Shaqtin' A Fool" is one of its segment.
According to News Limited, the 7-foot-1 O'Neal expressed that he is willing to sit down with Pamela McGee to ease the tension that the issue and his conduct brought to his son. He, however, insisted that he has no plans dropping his popular segment.
Warriors' coach Steve Kerr and teammate Kevin Durant defended McGee based on the reports from ESPN. Kerr even praised his center for being a fantastic guy, a fantastic teammate and a total pro.
Durant fired back at O'Neal, digging his infamous free-throw shooting and inability to shoot outside the paint despite being bigger than everybody. His statements got O\Neal's attention by making a reply on Durant's Twitter account that it's not his business.