The Shaq vs Pippen war is like a horror franchise: It started off fun and shocking, then got tiresome with each new shot and now it’s just so silly it makes you dislike the original film.
During Shaq’s podcast The Big Podcast with Shaq, he revisited the battle and took a few more (serious sounding) shots at the man he previously called MJ’s sidekick.
“I didn’t even make the picture. Some other little guy made the picture so I just took it. It was the five best Lakers and the five best Bulls and I said we’ll beat them by 50. That’s how I feel and I’m sticking to it. I didn’t say ‘Hey @ScottiePippen we will beat you guys by 50.’ ‘Hey @Rodman we will beat you guys by.’ I just said, I’ll beat you by 50.
Now, he made it personal when he said, ‘@Shaq I don’t believe in hypotheticals.’ He swung first so I’m going to swing second and I’m going to swing last. Because I don’t let bums disrespect me. Yeah, he was a great player but I’m the bridge, he’s the water. He will always be under me. Every now and then he will rise to the occasion to get to the same level as the bridge but when reality kicks in, I’m bridge, he is water, he is under me. Scottie Pippen can’t disrespect me.
He made it personal when he put @Shaq, we got six rings like he was the main focus of the six rings. You were not the main focus of the six rings. Don’t make me pull up the scouting report. You wasn’t even a factor on the scouting report. It was all about Mike.”
I have a feeling this isn’t the last shot and I wouldn’t be surprised to see more supporters of Scottie get involved since this time Shaq sounds a lot less playful about the argument.