Shaquille O'Neal has immense praise for Giannis Antetokounmpo after the Milwaukee Bucks clinched their second NBA championship on Tuesday night. The Greek Freak was dominant during the entire playoff, taking things to the next level in the Finals.
He won the 2021 Finals MVP after dropping 50 points in the series-clincher, earning a lot of recognition around the league. Incredible as it sounds, Shaquille O'Neal was one of those, sending a big message to the 2x NBA MVP on Instagram, throwing shade at Dwight Howard in the process.
Congratulations @giannis_an34 thanks for bringing olde school bully basketball back.
It's only one Superman now and that's you.
Dam you was dominating. Wow
Shaq has criticized Howard since the latter decided to call himself Superman, which didn't sit well with O'Neal. They have exchanged shots over the years, and even though D-12 is over that, Shaq doesn't miss his chance to diss him.
In the past, he has shown his admiration for Giannis. When Antetokounmpo won his second consecutive MVP award, the analyst congratulated him in Greek.
Before that, Shaq compared himself to Giannis, saying that the Milwaukee Bucks superstar is his representation in today's league. Things haven't been easy for the 26-year-old, but he always knew he was meant to greatness. O'Neal is not somebody who easily praises other players, but Antetokounmpo is something else.