Shaquille O’Neal Fires Back at Kevin Durant As Heated Exchange Continues

Shaquille O’Neal Fires Back at Kevin Durant As Heated Exchange Continues

  • Shaquille O'Neal has responded to Kevin Durant telling him he doesn't know basketball
  • The Lakers' legend posted a Tweet listing all his basketball achievements
  • The exchange started when O'Neal said he doesn't know who new Lakers' player Rui Hachimura is

The Shaquille O'Neal and Kevin Durant heated exchange on Twitter continued after the Brooklyn Nets star slammed the Lakers icon for not knowing the Lakers' new player.

The comment seemed to have struck a nerve, as O'Neal hit back at Durant, calling out Durant for not cutting his hair when he was going bald. The NBA legend then posted a Tweet with all his achievements.

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Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Durant have had several Twitter exchanges. Photos by Andy Lyons and Jakub Porzycki.
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Durant has always spoken his mind on Twitter, and his Tweets have rubbed some the wrong way. He is probably the most outspoken NBA superstar, giving his opinions on the NBA and other topics.

O'Neal and Durant have had several heated exchanges on Twitter on different issues dating back a few years ago. Their latest argument is hilarious.

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O'Neal fires back at Durant

After Durant said O'Neal doesn't know the game, the TNT analyst posted a Tweet with all his accomplishments, per SI. The post was viewed 6.5 million times and received 23,300 likes.

"Who needs to kno ball, when you kno how to ball? THEMOSTDOMINANTBALLER EVER."

Durant replied to the same Tweet with a sarcastic comment. The response went viral, getting over 35,000 likes.

"Impressive resume Shaquille, im proud of you!!!!"

O'Neal has always been a huge personality in sports due to his incredible success on the court. He won four titles with the Lakers and Miami Heat and remains the most dominant player ever.

Meanwhile, Durant is one of the best scorers in NBA history. He has won two NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors.

Reactions to O'Neal and Durant exchange

Many fans chipped in with hilarious comments. Here are some reactions.


"Lost me at underrated mid-range threat."


"If you’re going to be an analyst or whatever, at least do your due diligence and know who these hoopers are instead of being a #casual."


"The most insecure Basketball player of all time, you were KD before KD."


"Funny that every time he gets called out for not knowing modern ball he immediately goes to his playing career like that’s a good counterpoint."


"The best ever! Not to mention the kindest most giving human being!" ‍♀️


"I love Shaq as much as the next guy, but please. Wilt is without question the most dominant baller ever. Shaq knows it too."

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Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder greets NBA Legend, Shaquille O'Neal, before in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein.
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O'Neal eats frog on live TV

Sports Brief earlier reported on O'Neal eating frog legs after losing a bet to fellow panelist Ernie Johnson.

Before the College Football Playoff National Championship game in early January 2023, the four-time NBA champion bet Johnson that Johnson's alma mater, the Georgia Bulldogs, would not beat the Texas Christian University's Horned Frogs (TCU).

The former NBA superstar emphatically lost his bet as the Horned Frogs were comprehensively beaten 65-7.

Johnson came into Thursday's TNT coverage wearing a Bulldogs helmet and a covered silver platter. Underneath the covered plate were some frog legs, which O'Neal was ready to enjoy.

Source: Sports Brief News