Lhe battle between the old school NBA and current league players seems to be more alive than ever. At least for basketball legends like Shaquille O’Neal who has taken advantage of his time on a radio program to attack current NBA players.
It is nothing new that former basketball stars call today’s players “soft”, who are also criticized for their tendency to form super teams and team up with other top players to try to win the ring.
That lack of competitiveness that exists today is one of the arguments I used Shaq on Robert Horry’s Show To attack the current NBA: “The words I hate is that it is this new era. We saw the era before ours and we compete. Today the guys are getting really lazy and soft and they want people like me or Big Shot Rob [Robert Horry] let us show them respect. “
“Listen, if I knew it was okay, after Houston kicked my ass in ’94, I would have hooked up with Hakeem Olajuwon or gone to play Duncan in ’99. But I’d rather not. I licked my wounds and set out to beat these players. And I did it”, said the four-time NBA champion.
Lastly, Shaq spoke about how easy it is for players to respond to criticism on social media now and how they do it on the court: “When Kareem gave me a constructive criticism, I took it. I listened to it and played it into my game. to take it to another level. Not today. Today these guys are like ‘pudding pops’ [helados] that melt. “