Corridor of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is thought to be one of many best facilities in league historical past — and it confirmed through the 2002 NBA Finals towards the then-New Jersey Nets.
Throughout an look on “Scoop B Radio” podcast with Brandon Robinson, O’Neal talked concerning the Nets and the way they put up minimal effort towards him.
O’Neal, who was acknowledged as NBA Finals MVP, averaged 36.3 factors, 12.3 rebounds and a pair of.8 blocks per recreation, and he and led the Los Angeles Lakers to a four-game sweep of the Nets.
“It was boring,” O’Neal mentioned of squaring off towards the Nets that yr. “I really bought mad after we have been enjoying in Jersey. You assume [then-Nets center] Todd MacCulloch goes to cease me on the crib in Jersey in entrance of my grandma and grandpa? S—! No. Cease it.”
Born in Newark, New Jersey, O’Neal dominated for the Lakers throughout that sequence. MacCulloch, Jason Collins and Aaron Williams have been the rotation for the Nets at heart. Williams most notably fouled out for the Nets in Recreation 3 after enjoying simply seven minutes of the sport.