Shaq Makes Offensive Damar Hamlin Remark

Damar Hamlin recently collapsed on the field during Monday Night Football. According to reports, CPR was administered for several minutes and he is hospitalized in critical condition. Days after Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest, a celebration during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns received a huge backlash. The Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’ Neal recently gave his opinion about the backlash.



Shaquille O’ Neal talks about Damar Hamlin

In the latest episode of the Big Podcast with Shaq, NBA legend Jamal Crawford joined Shaquille O’Neal and Nischelle Turner. Like every episode of the show, the crew talked about some of the hot topics around the country and the world. In one instance, Shaq brought up the backlash for the CPR celebration. Even though the Lakers legend admitted the situation was not right, he argued the players were not being disrespectful to Damar Hamlin.

He questioned:

“You don’t think they were being funny were they?”

Turner responded that the celebration was not well thought of. Shaq replied:

“No that celebration has been around for a long time.”

The Hall of Famer was apparently not impressed with the backlash because the celebration is very common in the NFL and has been ever-present.

The CPR celebration came during a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns. After a sack on Brows quarterback Deshaun Watson, Steelers’ Alex Highsmith remained flat on the ground when a teammate performed the CPR celebration.

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