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#41 SoCalSpider

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 03:51 PM

its really interesting to me how Shaq was a big Laker fan pre-dwight.. He would stretch and say we can win a ring, or Bynum is the best center.. i WONDER if the BIg Aristotle is playing head games with Dwight to make him play better. maybe shaq actually wants the Lakers to win, badly. but its more likely that he's just jealous of the Dwight-LAL saga.. the media on this team, and specifically Dwight, is, and will be unprecidented.


For this to be realistic, Shaq would have to be much smarter than he actually is. He's a big clown man, always has been - it's why he took the tools to be the greatest player who ever lived and turned them into a "good enough on talent alone" hall of fame career (I always wished along with many Laker fans that Kobe's will, desire and work ethic could have been put inside Shaq's body - THAT would have been something to watch for the ages).

It's why Kobe never respected him, it's why he bounced around during his career and it's why he can't let this go and still starts petty arguments and smack talk like he's a 16 year old kid in the gym playing with college guys.

He doesn't realize his entire career path was a direct result of his own way of doing things, his own mouth, his own way of thinking - only he's always been bigger, more naturally talented, more famous and more rich than everyone else in the room to ever get called on it. Now he's just another media talking head (and a sh*tty one at that) who hasn't shifted to his role because he just doesn't know how to - he's not smart enough to figure it out.

He won't ever change, it will just get old after a while and people will stop paying attention to him after he gets fired from TNT. What he should do is learn to be gracious and understand that though he's been great for this franchise, he's not close to being loved here because of the big [expletive] he took on the franchise on his way to Miami - but he can't even see that.

His number retirement ceremony should have waited until Dwight had cemented his own legacy as a Laker great - maybe then he would have been more humble about what he says, MAYBE.

Edited by SoCalSpider, October 04, 2012 - 03:52 PM.


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Posted October 04, 2012 - 04:54 PM

i actually love Shaq on TNT, thats the sad thing, now i might look at him different, now i have to hear him hate on the lakers? like i said he was just a laker lover,predicting us to overachieve, damn, that was my fav show,nba on tnt.......... <_< welp, the laker channel is better by 20 times anyway.

but ya @spider shaq really has hate in his heart for some reason, is his career his reason? i dont think he underachieved, but i was too young to disect his career, i was way too busy watching #8's every move..

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 05:19 PM

Dwight is Shaq with a work ethic and integrity, that scares the hell outta Shaq.

He can see that if Dwight keeps on the path he's on he will eclipse the memory of Shaq in the one place he's regarded highly, the Lakers. Unfortunately for me and a lot of other fans, once he got dealt to Miami and called Laker fans and the town of L.A. phony, that memory was tarnished beyond repair.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Shaq is a bigot and a clown.

He also ruined TNT.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:00 PM

OC Register's Kevin Ding on the situation:



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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:02 PM

Dwight is Shaq with a work ethic and integrity, that scares the hell outta Shaq.

He can see that if Dwight keeps on the path he's on he will eclipse the memory of Shaq in the one place he's regarded highly, the Lakers. Unfortunately for me and a lot of other fans, once he got dealt to Miami and called Laker fans and the town of L.A. phony, that memory was tarnished beyond repair.


What bugs Shaq as well is that Dwight's personality really rivals his. Shaq's ego is to the point where he thinks if a player is a jokester and tries to entertain the fans that he automatically thinks they are trying to be him.

Dwight is this happy guy that loves playing the game but loves interacting with the fans to give them a good time. For someone that is getting their jersey retired this season, he sure is being very ungrateful towards a player on a team that is honoring him.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:04 PM

Dwight is Shaq with a work ethic and integrity, that scares the hell outta Shaq.

He can see that if Dwight keeps on the path he's on he will eclipse the memory of Shaq in the one place he's regarded highly, the Lakers. Unfortunately for me and a lot of other fans, once he got dealt to Miami and called Laker fans and the town of L.A. phony, that memory was tarnished beyond repair.


i agree. i totally disagree on retiring his jersey this early. After what hes said and done to la. He needs to pay and actually wait to have his jersey hanged up there.

I loved the big fella when he was here, i just cant forgive him for what he said after he got traded. I also cant forgive him for going to the celts.

[expletive] KAZAAM. Never again

Edited by underworldmike, October 04, 2012 - 06:06 PM.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:15 PM

Im starting to hate shaq more and more. The guy just burns his bridges. Buss should tell him sorry we are cancelling your jersey retirement ceremony, until he stops being an "[expletive]" to current Laker players and future Laker players, he has no respect for the organisation why should the Lakers respect him?. Guy doenst deserve to have it up there with the laker greats.


I honestly hope the crowd BOOS the hell outta him when he gets his jersey retired



P.S have no doubt I love Shaq for what he brought in his 8 years here. But to me he will never be a "Laker Legend" in my heart. The way his pissed on the past and current Laker stars and how he pissed on our organisation before will never be forgotten.


/end rant

Edited by Lakers4Life, October 04, 2012 - 06:15 PM.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 06:29 PM

Im starting to hate shaq more and more. The guy just burns his bridges. Buss should tell him sorry we are cancelling your jersey retirement ceremony, until he stops being an "[expletive]" to current Laker players and future Laker players, he has no respect for the organisation why should the Lakers respect him?. Guy doenst deserve to have it up there with the laker greats.


I honestly hope the crowd BOOS the hell outta him when he gets his jersey retired



P.S have no doubt I love Shaq for what he brought in his 8 years here. But to me he will never be a "Laker Legend" in my heart. The way his pissed on the past and current Laker stars and how he pissed on our organisation before will never be forgotten.


/end rant

I hope not.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 07:25 PM

anyone who says something like that is lying to himself just for hate and hate can kill yourself , Shaq have no need to do that he is looking so pathetic right now

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:01 PM

Shaq is just looking for attention.
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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:09 PM

I loved shaq growing up. but as i have stated in the past, sometimes he just needs to shut up. I like the way howard went by it, just let it go and prove the people wrong. win.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:17 PM

good response from dwight, and the right way to respond to the real big baby

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:38 PM

Good, mature response from Dwight. Dont really know what the hell Shaq's problem is.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:48 PM

I believe Shaq is just jealous and scared of what could happen with Dwight, Kobe and the Lakers. IMO he just doesn't want A- Kobe to get more rings B- Dwight to become a bigger personality in the NBA or be a better player than he was. I think he's trying to make Dwight uncomfortable by talking about him so he remembers that he's doing the exact same thing he did by playing for the Lakers and how he has big shoes to fill, all so come next year perhaps he leaves. Shaq often has said that him and Kobe were the best 1-2 punch ever created what if Kobe and Dwight win a couple maybe even a 3 peat led by the best 2 players on the team (Kobe and Dwight) don't you think they would start comparing Kobe Shaq vs Kobe Dwight? I think it drives him crazy the potential of what this can become.

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#56 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 08:55 PM

Kobe hates Shaq, Dwight doesn't like him, and Nash doesn't like him much either. I can already see the chemistry growing.

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Posted October 04, 2012 - 10:18 PM

You can tell by watching the video that Dwight is hurt by the comments. [expletive] Shaq. He's still an immature [expletive]. Hopefully this makes Dwight want to win that much more.

Edited by LakersChamps243, October 04, 2012 - 10:19 PM.

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Posted October 05, 2012 - 06:36 AM


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Posted October 05, 2012 - 06:48 AM

Dwight: "I don't know what we had.."


I do Dwight... A DANCE OFF!!!


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Posted October 05, 2012 - 06:50 AM

I really don't know what's the problem with Shaq, the guy is a showman but this is going too fr
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