Following some statements claiming that Shaquille O’Neal would have been one of the greatest ever if he had his work ethic, Kobe Bryant has made it clear that there is no beef between him and his former teammate. Bryant recently sat down with Valuetainment to talk about several topics, including one story in which the Laker legend got into a fistfight with O’Neal.
However, the most memorable comments of Bryant were the ones claiming that if O’Neal had his work ethic, he’d have gone down as the greatest basketball player of all time, with the pair winning 12 rings together.
Bryant said that Shaq “would be the first to tell you that,” but that wasn’t precisely the case with the big man. In fact, he replied and told Kobe that he would have had 12 rings if ‘he passed the ball more.’
Of course, things haven’t been the best between these two in recent years, so it’s not a surprise if we saw Shaq calling out Bryant.
Nevertheless, Kobe decided to end the speculation about the beef between the two legends, taking to Twitter to pay his respect and proclaim that O’Neal was the most dominant player to ever take the floor.
"Ain't nothin but love there and we too old to beef anyway,” the 5-time NBA champion tweeted.
Ultimately, O’Neal responded to Bryant's tweet, writing:
"It's all good bro, when I saw the interview, I thought you were talking about Dwite, is that how u spell his name lol."
There you go, it’s all cool between these two and Shaq didn’t miss the chance to take a jab at Dwight Howard, but it remains a huge question mark if Kobe was right with his claims.