Skip to main content

Shaq O'Neal Was Mad At Kenny Smith While Discussing Steve Nash's MVP Award

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images

Shaquille O'Neal can be very sensitive when someones tries to bring him down or even compares him, and there's footage to prove that, but people still go at it with him, trying to tease him for whatever reason.

On Thursday, Shaq was mad at Kenny Smith for bringing up his two lost MVP awards to Steve Nash, who beat him twice in 2005 and 2006, respectively. At some point, the conversation led to Smith reminding Shaq that Nash had beaten him twice and the Big Diesel didn't take those words so well.

Kenny: "When Steve Nash won the MVP award over you, was he the better player?"

Shaq: "Because he had a better record but Steve Nash never has never been the most dominant guy."

In the end, he showed his hand to the rest of the Inside the NBA crew, claiming that his rings were the biggest proof that he made it. O'Neal has criticized this decision in the past, always taking shots at Nash and the people who voted him for the MVP award. Back in 2017, he expressed his frustrations to not win the award, saying that it's unfair that he and Kobe Bryant won one while Nash earned two.

“He got two, I got one, Kobe got one. Something’s wrong with that picture.”

This very season, O'Neal asked directly to Nash if he could show him one of those MVP awards that were robbed from the 4-time NBA champion.

As usual, it was a very entertaining night for the crew, and Shaq bet with Charles Barkley in an improvised spelling contests. He put $5K that Chuck couldn't spell the word 'Nebulous'. Chuck needed to think a little before doing the task.

You'll never be bored watching these guys. They're always roasting each other and bringing entertainment to people at home. There are some topics that get more attention than others and most of them involve Shaquille O'Neal.