NBA Players Who Have No Love for Kobe Bryant
1. Shaquille O’Neal
The feud between Kobe and Shaq was legendary. Despite being more focused on beating each other than the opposing team, they still managed a three-peat for the Lakers. Unfortunately, winning championships together did not help their personal issues.
During the 1999-2000 season Shaq accused Kobe of playing selfishly and even slapped him during a practice game, according to Roland Lazenby’s book The Show. During the 2004 Eagle, Colorado sexual assault controversy, Kobe stated he should’ve paid the woman to keep her mouth shut like Shaq did.
There was also Shaq’s freestyle rap at an NYC nightclub where he asked Kobe what his ass tastes like and Kobe not attending Shaq’s jersey retirement ceremony at the Staples Center.
The feud has cooled off since then, but it will forever remain one of the most epic intra-team rivalries in the history of the sport.