Despite Still Holding a 19-Year-Old Grudge Over the NBA MVP Award, Shaquille O’Neal Shares an Astonishing Steve Nash Fact on Social Media

Published 05/30/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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The NBA world and its beefs. Whether it be player-player, player-coach, player-legend, or any other combination, the beefs are a constant for the sport. And the most famous? Why, Shaquille O’Neal of course.

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Shaq is a bona fide legend. Whether you like him or not, his place in history is certainly warranted. However, his off-court grudges have become almost as hallowed as his legendary career. First, it was Kobe Bryant. Then, it was Sir Charles. From there, we moved to Dwight and every big man in the NBA ever. But the one beef that stemmed from professional accomplishments? Steve Nash and his MVPs.

Shaquille O’Neal and his admiration For Steve Nash

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Big Diesel’s grudge against Steve Nash stemmed from a simple point of friction. The 2005 MVP. While Shaq was for sure a strong candidate, the award eventually went to Nash. And the beef ensued. O’Neal felt slighted for not winning the award. As a result, Shaq hasn’t been shy when mouthing off Nash, laying it on thick during the latter’s mediocre coaching tenure with the Brooklyn Nets.

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However, unless your name is Dwight Howard, we know that Shaq’s heat stems from a lighthearted manner and is more a source of hilarity than actual contention. Still, it was a shocking reminder of the same when he posted an Instagram story sharing an insane Steve Nash fact.

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With Steve Nash enjoying a lengthy career and cementing himself as one of the game’s greats, it was nice to see Shaq acknowledge his greatness and put any petty differences aside. Whether the respect comes as a result of the stark difference between the two at FT shooting, we’ll leave that to you.

Toronto might look at Steve Nash for the head coaching job

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After a fairly strenuous tenure with the Brooklyn Nets, it looks like Steve Nash might be back in the head-coaching business soon. With the Raptors dismissing head coach Nick Nurse, a lot of potential candidates might rise to the occasion. One name, as highlighted by Shams Charania, caught the eye of fans worldwide.

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A Canadian legend, Nash might have a hometown bias working in his favor. Raptors fans will certainly hope that his tenure with their team fares better than his previous experiences. However, for basketball fans worldwide, we are almost assured a ton of memes and content, courtesy of Mr. O’Neal.

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