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Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

Posted on: July 19, 2011 4:42 pm
Edited on: July 19, 2011 4:45 pm
Shaquille O'Neal makes fun of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh. Posted by Ben Golliver. shaq-bosh

Shaquille O'Neal is getting his television commentary career off to a fast start, wasting no time hopping aboard the Chris Bosh Punchline bandwagon.

The Associated Press reports that O'Neal took a swipe at the oft-lambasted Heat forward during a televised special announcing the release of the 2011-2012 NBA schedule.
"The Miami Heat, they've got a lot of great players, the 'Big 2.' They will be back," O'Neal said from Louisiana during the broadcast, when discussing the NBA Finals and how Dallas was able to beat Miami for the title. "LeBron James is taking a lot of criticism, but I know LeBron very well. He hears everything that everyone is saying, so I think he's going to come back and have an MVP year this year." 

"Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, you know, they're great players, they're probably the greatest backcourt ever assembled," O'Neal said. "And you know, they're going to get back. They're going to get back. They play well, they went through a lot, they put a lot of pressure on themselves. That's how they like it. And they will be back."
Not particularly original work by O'Neal, but it's good to see that he won't be in the tank for his former team. Sure, he might be pandering to public sentiment but it's definitely better than hearing him defend LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company.

Best case scenario: O'Neal and fellow commentator Charles Barkley get into a mano-a-mano competition to see who can give the Heat a harder time. Both have shown the ability to be a bit merciless, and certainly that will appeal to the wide swath of NBA fans who enjoy watching the Heat struggle.

O'Neal's Boston Celtics were eliminated by the Heat in the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. O'Neal was limited by injuries and was only able to play 12 minutes total in the series, scoring two points and grabbing zero rebounds. The injuries and his age led him to decide to retire in June.  

Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 21, 2011 12:54 pm

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

when was the last time Da Pats won anything
The last time the Spygateriots won anything was... NEVER. At least not legitimately anyway. I love how their Super Bowl "wins" are forever tainted. If Goodell had any balls, he'd have stripped those fraudulent losers of everything they had "won" in the past.

So the score for those keeping at home is Steelers 6, Spygateriots 0.

Since: Jul 9, 2011
Posted on: July 21, 2011 12:51 pm

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

Shaq. LOL this guy is so 10 years ago. He was a pretty cool, funny guy when he first came up with the Magic (minus the appearance in the awful Kazaam and Steel movies) and also in his first few years with the Lakers. It's been just laughable after he rode the coattails of Dwyane Wade to a title in Miami for him with the Suns, Cavs and Celtics. In a way I'm glad Kobe has surpassed him in number of titles won. I think Kobe has matured a lot over the years while Shaq is still a child. TNT must be really desperate to want another Charles Barkley on their hands. Isn't one loud-mouthed airhead enough?

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 21, 2011 10:14 am

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

how did shaq do in boston--big mouth?  Dah--the steelers suck--take all day to come up with that response.  how original.  when was the last time Da Pats won anything--probably before your homosexual qb began getting hair plugs

Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: July 20, 2011 4:44 pm

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

Um....Shaq was pretty damn good in MIA and even in PHX.  

Steeler suck by the way. 

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 4:03 pm

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

Medinahccpro, LeBron is a SF, but he plays point half of the time, and the Heat's offense is more like a 3-2 offense, which means the SF is a backcourt player.

Since: Jul 4, 2011
Posted on: July 20, 2011 3:52 pm

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

The heat need a post-up player, Bosh should be a post up player.  But he is too soft.  He'd rather stand around outside and hit 18 ft. jumpers.  He is content to riding the big-two's coattails.  Say what you will about Shaq, he is probably top five most dominant inside player of all time.   He is just getting some easy publicity for his new career in the booth.  He and Barkley both criticize bosh because they were tough players, and Bosh is a glorified jump shooter.

Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:58 pm

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

Shaq is pretty accurate with his statement. Bosh is an above average player at best.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: July 20, 2011 2:37 pm

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

"Mike and Mike In The Morning," an ESPN radio show used to have a segment called "Just Shut Up Award."  It was given to the person who said the most rediculous sound bite of the day.  Well, they should just get Shaq a permenant trophy because there will be plenty of dumb things coming out of his mouth.  It seems like he says the dumbest crap when a camera and mic is in his face, to include his rap career.  It's going to be brutal watching him go "Duh" and "Huh" during the NBA telecast. 

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 11:37 am

He's right

He's right, y'know.  I never even heard of Bosch before the Miami coronation of their failed season.  Then again, the NBA is a fraud anyway, so who cares? 

Since: Aug 6, 2010
Posted on: July 20, 2011 10:24 am

Shaq snubs Chris Bosh, calls Heat 'Big 2'

That sounds about right from the guy who said "I'm going to get the King a ring" and didn't. Shaq has always been a chump who likes to badmouth teammates, especially after he's left that team, and has never liked having other start players on his teams unless they acknowledge it's his team. This is the same guy who wanted to "be a big fish in a big pond" when ditching Orlando because at the time, Penny Hardaway was just as dominant at his position as Shaq was at his.

If Shaq can name one big shot the Queen made in the finals, I'd love to hear his "expert" commentary. Bosh on the otherhand, did make huge shots for the Heat. Bosh was the only one who cared that Miami lost in the Finals and he played all-out at all times during the Finals. He handled all of his post game press conferences like a man, by himself, not ducking any questions and taking responsibility. Wade and LeBron were never seen apart, always together during their sessions.

Bosh isn't the same tier of player that Wade or LeBron is, but he's still an excellent and All-Star player.

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