Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most popular entertainers in NBA history. On and off the court, he understands how to draw enormous attention.
So – whatever you think of LaVar Ball, loudmouth father of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball – it’s telling that Shaq would hitch his star to LaVar’s wagon.
Shaq unveiled a song – I wouldn’t call it a diss track, given the ending – about LaVar to TMZ:
You beat me? That’s a bunch of bologna
You think you’re Mailman, you ain’t even Jeff Maloney
Is Shaq mixing up Jeff Malone and Matt Maloney?
Listen here, they call me Steph Harden
I make the same salary as Steph and James Harden
Is Shaq’s implicit message that you can get away with rapping poorly if you’re so paid?