Shaquille O’Neal’s claim to ‘take it easy’ on 6-foot NBA legend is torn up by fans

Facing an excellent Shaquille O’Neal is one of the worst nightmares for many players who have had the misfortune of having to do so. However, there were players who got the better of Shaq on many occasions.

While the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon and Yao Ming aren’t surprising considering their size, there’s a certain point guard that got Shaq in trouble.

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It is none other than ‘The Answer’ Allen Iverson. The NBA legend wasn’t necessarily the tallest player on the court, however, his skills made up for his lack of physical presence.

Meanwhile, during an interview, Shaq revealed that he has gone easy on the AI ​​and has given him a free pass on several occasions. Needless to say, this was not well received by fans on Twitter, who left no stone unturned in calling the four-time NBA champion.

Fans rip Shaquille O’Neal apart over shocking claim

Watching Allen Iverson do his thing on the court has mesmerized millions around the world. It seems that even Shaquille O’Neal is a fan. During an interview, the former Los Angeles Lakers star spoke about his admiration for Iverson.

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 6: Shaquille O’Neal appears to promote “Toys for Tots” during the AOL BUILD series at AOL HQ on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

Shaq said: “There were guys that, when we played them, I was such a fan that I let them do whatever they wanted to me.”

“Every time we played AI, I liked him cruising and he was tough. I could have blocked his kick multiple times, I just didn’t want to. he added.

Some fans on Twitter weren’t particularly happy with Shaq’s comments. Here are some of the reactions.

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As the reactions above suggest, fans have brutally criticized the former NBA champion for his words. Despite his outrageous claim, Shaq has a positive record on Iverson.

In the 30 games between them, O’Neal has won 18 while AI has 12 wins to his name. In the games played between them, Shaq is averaging 23.6 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists. On the other hand, Iverson is averaging 28.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.5 assists. (Source:landofbasketball.com)

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