NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has played for six franchises during his legendary NBA career that spanned 20 years. The Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal has been one of the most successful basketball players ever to play the game. He broke several records and earned numerous accolades cementing himself as one of the game’s legends. Shaq recently opened up on Russell Westbrook.
Shaquille O’ Neal talks about Russell Westbrook
Los Angeles Lakers are not looking promising this season with a record of 3-10. Russell Westbrook’s performance has also caught the attention of the fans most this season. The point guard was not able to deliver performances up to his mark and received a lot of jeers and taunts this season. And Shaq opened up on this matter on how he would have felt if he was taunted like the Lakers point guard.
Recently, Shaq sat for an interview with GaryVee, where he discussed his success in his sporting career and his post-retirement career. While doing so, when a fan from LA asked Shaq what is going on with Russell Westbrook this season; the former Lakers star immediately responded to the question.
The Diesel said that he never experienced such incidents as Russ is experiencing now. He added, he never played on a team that said, “They don’t want me,” just as they are saying for Russ.
Shaq said he understood how difficult it was for Russ to sustain the taunts from the people of the state he grew up. He went on to recall that Russ said he received taunts from the fans in front of his wife and kids sitting on the side court. The Diesel added if he was in the situation of Russ, then the taunts would have definitely hurt him. However, Shaquille O’Neal finished off by advising a need for a fresh start for Russell Westbrook.