In what’s one of the best TV shows of all-time in my opinion — NBA TV’s Open Court, a group of basketball legends sat down and talked about their all-time starting five’s for every respective decade.
This particular episode of the show was filmed back in October of 2015 and featured Brent Barry, Grant Hill, Reggie Miller, Shaquille O’Neal, Dennis Scott, Steve Smith, and Isiah Thomas. Like always, hosted by the legendary Ernie Johnson.
There were a few hilarious highlights, but one stands out, and that was when Shaq laid down on the couch and confessed all of his feelings, regrets, and pretty much everything that made him furious throughout his NBA career.
“It was this little good-looking David Beckham little guy running around, just passing the ball to people and doing this and doing that, he scored every now and but he would always beat me out in the MVP voting, and I’m averaging 28 and 15, without the free-throws.”Shaquille O’Neal
Ernie then asked him if there is anything that justifies Nash winning the award; Shaq responded:
“Maybe once but not twice over the Diesel. Twice, two times in a row. He got two — I got one, Kobe got one, something wrong with that picture. Whatever camera you use and throw it away, get a new camera.”Shaquille O’Neal
Shaq continued his rant by saying,
“I’m mad I wasn’t on Dream Team 1, I’m mad they started the Hack-a-Shaq… I’m mad about Pat Riley used to practice me 5 hours a day… I’m mad Phil Jackson used to come in with something called sage that smelled like weed to me.”Shaquille O’Neal
Not to mention that all of the legends in the studio were barely containing themselves during Shaq’s brutally honest rant to Ernie, aka. The Psychiatrist. Here’s another anecdote Shaq decided to get off his chest:
“I’m mad Nick Anderson missed those four free throws. It ain’t about Nick though, it ain’t about Nick, it’s about Kenny walking around thinking he he’s a legend now. Come on Nick, all you had to do was make one.”Shaquille O’Neal
One of the funniest segments in the history of the show!