The beef between Shaquille O'Neal and Rudy Gobert has kicked off once again, as the two have started trading shots at each other. This started when Shaquille O'Neal explained why Rudy Gobert would not be able to guard him.
Shaq noted that he would dominate against Gobert, much as he did against the rest of the NBA. And Rudy Gobert responded with a comment online saying he would lock up Shaq.
The two have had a history of trading shots back and forth. But Shaq's former teammate and part-owner of Gobert's team the Utah Jazz, Dwyane Wade, has offered a solution.
Wade took to Twitter to ask both Shaquille O'Neal whether they want to settle this next year at NBA All-Star weekend, which takes place in Utah, Gobert's home turf. Neither player has responded to this proposal as of yet.
"Y’all wanna settle this at AllStar weekend in Utah next year?"
One would imagine that Wade was just joking and there's no way it could be a serious offer. But stranger things have happened on All-Star weekend.
Shaq's Inside The NBA panelist Charles Barkley once had a race against then-veteran NBA referee Dick Bavetta at the 2007 NBA All-Star weekend. So perhaps there could be a small possibility that we see the two big men face each other and end the debate.
Wade has close ties to both Shaquille O'Neal and Rudy Gobert. Wade played with Shaq in Miami, and the two even won an NBA championship together. Shaq recently admitted that he was a bus rider for that championship win, giving credit to D-Wade as the best player on that team.
As for Gobert, Wade must have regular interactions with him, considering that he is a part-owner of the Utah Jazz, the team that Gobert plays for. Interestingly, Wade has not made any comments about their beef, perhaps because he doesn't want to jeopardize his relationship with either man.