Shaq is getting a swipe at Kevin Durant that is nearly as vicious as the a single that he took at Brad Miller back in the working day.
The retired Basketball Hall of Famer tore into the Brooklyn Nets star Durant in an overall look this week on “The Rich Eisen Present.” O’Neal was crucial of Durant for seeking out of the staff he primarily served create.
“When you put a home alongside one another, you really should dwell in it,” mentioned O’Neal of the former MVP Durant. “You were the architect. You hired a different architect [James Harden]. And now the other architect is in Philadelphia.
“You, as a leader, really should make it operate,” O’Neal additional. “But you really don’t want to make it function, I guess you are gonna purchase yet another house. You know he’s likely hoping to get to a contender. It is a lot easier that way.”
O’Neal raises some terrific points below. For a person, Durant hand-picked the Nets franchise, hand-picked his head coach (Steve Nash) and hand-picked his teammates (Harden, Kyrie Irving, and other individuals)…only to go functioning for the backdoor as soon as adversity strike. Even softer is that Durant outlined the Phoenix Suns and the Miami Warmth amongst his most well-liked trade destinations…teams that had been previously at the quite top of their respective conferences very last time.
These reviews from O’Neal are similar to what a popular colleague of his explained about Durant even right before Durant requested a trade from Brooklyn. Even though Durant’s god-tier recreation speaks for itself, his tendency to choose the easy way out as a substitute of weathering the storm ideal exactly where he is will only continue on to attract much more criticism.