Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal blasted fellow NBA star LeBron James after James complained about the league’s grueling new schedule, which he said is not giving NBA players enough rest.
In fiery remarks, the former Lakers star argued that superstar athletes — such as James — continue to make massive amounts of money during a global pandemic while countless everyday people have lost their jobs due to thecoronavirus.
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James in June blamed a rash of basketball player injuries on what he said was the league’s rushed restart following the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season.
In a pointed rant, James tweeted, “They all didn’t wanna listen to me about the start of the season. I knew exactly what would happen. I only wanted to protect the well being of the players which ultimately is the PRODUCT & BENEFIT of OUR GAME! These injuries isn’t just ‘PART OF THE GAME.’ It’s the lack of PURE RIM REST rest before starting back up. 8, possibly 9 ALL-STARS has missed Playoff games (most in league history). This is the best time of the year for our league and fans but missing a ton of our fav players. It’s insane. If there’s one person that know about the body and how it works all year round it’s ME! I speak for the health of all our players and I hate to see this many injuries this time of the year. Sorry fans wish you guys were seeing all your fav guys right now.”