As if Lebron James still didn’t have enough haters to worry about.
His newest critic comes in 7-foot form as basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal reveals new details about his past experiences playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers with James in his new memoir.
An excerpt from the book, titled Shaq Uncut: My Story, was released Wednesday on Hoopsworld.com, calling out the Miami Heat star.
"I remember one day in a film session LeBron didn't get back on defense after a missed shot. (Coach) Mike Brown didn't say anything about it. He went to the next clip and it was Mo Williams not getting back and Mike was saying, 'Yo, Mo, we can't have that. You've got to hustle a little more.' So Delonte West is sitting there and he's seen enough and he stands up and says, 'Hold up, now. You can't be puss'yfooting around like that. Everyone has to be accountable for what they do, not just some us.”
“LeBron was a huge star,” O’Neal adds. “He was as big as I was in 2000 in L.A. when I was dominating the league.”
He also criticizes James’ fourth-quarter shortcomings in the play-offs by saying, “It’s one thing to be a passer, but you are supposed to be the One.”
The Shaq attack on James comes a day after O’Neal dishes on his infamous feud with Kobe Bryant, even going as far as to say he’d kill the Los Angeles Laker. The autobiography will be released Nov. 15 for those who can’t wait to see what and who else the outspoken star writes about.
Sadly, the current NBA lockout rules out any opportunity to watch these players resolve their differences on the court. --Adelle Platon