The Hall of Famer keeps going with what appears to be his favorite pastime and took another shot at Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert during Thursday night’s “NBA on TNT.” An animated O’Neal took offense to Kenny Smith saying Gobert was one of the best players in the NBA.
“No, he ain’t one of the … stop it! Hey, stop it. No he’s not,” O’Neal said, standing up in immediate rebuttal like he was about to walk off.
O’Neal has a longstanding beef with Gobert, or at least with people saying the eighth-year veteran is one of the best in the league. He took aim at the star’s new contract on the “All Things Covered” podcast over the weekend.
“I’m not gonna hate, but this should be an inspiration to all the little kids out there,” O’Neal said, via Complex. “You average 11 points in the NBA, you can get 200 million.”
He reiterated that take for the larger audience on TNT on Thursday.