6’4 Daughter Will Hate Dad Shaquille O’Neal’s Biting Remark on Ja Morant

Published 01/20/2023, 8:54 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: Shaquille O’Neal (center) with his family attends the “Uncle Drew” New York Premiere on June 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

The Memphis Grizzlies are currently dominating the Western Conference points table with a 10-game winning streak. They are among the table toppers of the Conference with a (30-13) record. As the season reached the halfway mark, the Grizzlies have their stakes set high to win the Western Conference title. But the Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal had a different opinion regarding the Ja Morant-led team. Shaq’s take on the Grizzlies came days after his daughter Me’arah O’Neal expressed her newfound love for the dunks of Ja Morant. However, Shaq’s recent comment could make his daughter upset.

Ja Morant has had an impressive season leading the Grizzlies with 989 points in 36 games averaging 27.5 points. Moreover, he impressed the NBA world with his insane dunking skills, not to forget Me’arah O’Neal’s excitement after witnessing the same. Morant’s imposing dunks and athleticism even fetched him multiple drug tests. However, despite all the accolades, Shaq praised the defending champions at the expense of Morant’s Grizzlies during his podcast recently.

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Shaquille O’Neal’s hot take on Morant’s Grizzlies

In a recent episode of The Big Podcast, Shaquille O’Neal spoke about the prowess of the Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference. When co-host Nischelle Turner asked Shaq whether the Dubs are scared of any team, Shaq, who earlier revealed that the Dubs are his favorite team this season, didn’t name a single team that the Dubs are scared of. Later, the NBA legend Jamal Crawford felt that the Warriors were scared of the Grizzlies. The Big Aristotle interrupted Crawford and said, “They beat Memphis! they killed them a couple of weeks ago, destroyed them.

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However, Me’arah O’Neal could hate Shaq’s statement after her new-found love for Morant’s dunk. Recently, impressed by Morant’s dunk, Me’arah took to her Instagram to share the dunk clip on her story. Moreover, she wrote, “Omggg!!!!” clearly signaling her awe for Morant’s dunk. 

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NBA world ridicules Shaq for his take on Morant

Recently, the NBA world called out Shaq for his blunder. The Big Aristotle said, “When you talk about how hard work pays off…wasn’t no high draft pick, wasn’t really talked about in high school, but the kid [Morant] can flat out play.” Interestingly, Morant was picked no.2 in the 2019 NBA draft. Following his statement, NBA fans swarmed into the Twitter comments section trolling the big man for not catching up with the NBA.

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What do you make of Shaq’s opinion of the Warriors? Will the Warriors emerge as the Western Conference champions? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.

Edited By: Satagni Sikder

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