- Shaquille O’Neal said NBA players need to stop complaining amid a global pandemic.
- His comments come after LeBron James had been critical of the league for not giving players enough rest.
- He also talked about his latest investment in esports, a deal he helped broker.
Shaquille O’Neal is firing back at Lebron James over his criticism of the NBA and its schedule this year. In an interview with CNBC, the former Los Angeles Lakers star and TNT broadcaster said he thinks players need to stop complaining about the busy playing schedule this season.
“When you’re living in a world where 40 million people have been laid off and I’m making $200 million, you won’t get no complaining from me,” O’Neal said. “I’d play back to back to back to back to back,” he added.
“I’m not knocking what anybody said, but me personally, I don’t complain and make excuses, because real people are working their tail off and all we gotta do is train two hours a day and then play a game for two hours at night and make a lot of money … So my thought process is a little different.”