Did Shaq go too far with JaVale McGee? Ernie Johnson: The JaVale thing became a problem when this Twitter back and forth started. I texted Shaq in the middle of that and apparently I texted him after his mother had already texted him. I told him I said look man you’re in the Hall of Fame you don’t need to be doing this stuff. Twitter to me can be a great thing. If you use it in a positive way I think you can encourage people with that. But when it’s used for something like that it came down to it was two grown men acting like kids. Thankfully we’re able to put it behind us. Hopefully that’s all done.
“You ask anybody, and they’ll have an opinion on who they think,” Curry said. “Whether they agree with it or not, it’s not obviously my decision. I try to stay away from those Twitter, social media, interview wars. Doesn’t do anything for me. Say what I think and keep it moving.”
“That was first time in my life people were like, ‘You’re not good enough to be here. You’re not the best. You’re not that good. You’re a bust,’” he said. “People were calling me that. I was tagged that my first two years, and that s— was awful. It was terrible. I was a lottery pick, and I wanted to be such a great player. It wasn’t working out. I wasn’t healthy. People don’t care if you’re healthy or not, they just see how good you’re playing. No one’s giving you the benefit of the doubt.” Social media, he said, didn’t make things any easier on him. “Brutal. It was brutal. People were killing me. So I’m just like, ‘Man this is no fun. This is not what I thought the NBA was going to be like.’”
Just when you thought all was well and rapper Lil B and his famed “Based God’s curse” was no more, this comes in on Friday: Lil: The BasedGod is against violence and negativity…. shaq you have been warned…. right now James harden only one with curse – Lil B Two things to note here: The first is that he’s jumping in to warn Shaquille O’Neal about the feud with Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee that went from heated to all-out war overnight over Shaqtin’ a Fool. Seems like he’s siding with McGee and implying he’ll curse the Hall of Famer. The second is … Houston Rockets guard James Harden is still cursed!?!? This goes back to 2015, when Harden did Lil B’s cooking dance.
Shaquille O’Neal: @JaValeMcGee34 now since you on a good team u wanna act like you a player now stop it u will only be remembered for shaqtin a fool #bumass… and JaVale was all too eager to engage: Javale McGee: Oh we threatening people now? Kick rocks you old bastard… you ain’t gone do sh** !!! And that’s on my mama… stick to cooning!