Shaquille O’Neal Roasts Kanye West for Buying New House Close to Kim Kardashian: ”Cut off a Couple of Limbs and He Made a Tree Suit”

Published 01/13/2022, 3:30 PM EST
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Shaquille O’Neal attends 2019 World Lightweight & World Light Heavy Weight Championships at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)


The backboard breaking, 7-foot-1 Shaquille O’Neal is regarded as one of the greatest to ever play basketball by NBA fans. Shaq, as he is affectionately called, is a very popular media personality. His hilarious antics and hot takes go viral on the internet several times.

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Despite all the attention of the world on him, Shaquille O’Neal never fails to speak his mind on topics around the world. His favorite platforms to speak are the Inside the NBA show on TNT and his podcast.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 09: Shaquille O’Neal attends fight night between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder at T-Mobile Arena on October 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

On a recent episode on his popular podcast, Shaq talked about a host of topics. The topics ranged from the NFL playoffs to Kanye West. While talking about Kanye buying a house close to Kim Kardashian, Shaq had a hilarious response.

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Shaquille O’Neal on Kanye West

Shaq being his usual self, had a hilarious response to any take. When talking about Kanye West on The Big Podcast with Shaq, the hosts mentioned how Kanye bought a house near Kim Kardashian’s home.

Calling the act by Kanye petty, the hosts go on to have a fun banter around the topic. Shaquille O’Neal adds, ” They got some nice trees in the yard. So he [Kanye West] cut off a couple of limbs and made a tree suit.”

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 14: TV personality/retired basketball player Shaquille O’Neal onstage at The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber at Sony Pictures Studios on March 14, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber will air on March 30, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Talking on the topic, the hosts also mentioned how the act by Kanye might facilitate better parenting. Being a father to 6 children himself, Shaq knows a thing or two about parenting.

Shaq on the roast of Justin Bieber

If it isn’t evident enough, Shaquille O’Neal has an elite sense of humor. He was a part of the viral “Roast of Justin Bieber.”Aired on Comedy Central, the roast received millions of views on YouTube and NBA fans were treated to a special appearance by Shaq.

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During the roast, he took shots at his former team LA Lakers and Chris Paul. Talking about the people present in the panel, Shaq said, ” I haven’t seen a more disappointing lineup since the last Lakers game.”

Despite winning three NBA championships with the Los Angeles Lakers, it didn’t stop Shaquille O’Neal from taking shots at them. Talking about Chris Paul, Shaq said, ” Hey Chris, where you guys playing? You ain’t gonna be getting a ring, I got four.” Now that’s some real flex, at the expense of Chris Paul!

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Abhinava Ghosh

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Abhinava is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication. Abhinava has been following NBA for the past 6 years and is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors and Stephen Curry.

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