Shaq Causes Uncomfortable Exchange With Candace Parker | 22 Words

NBA star Shaquille O'Neil this week got himself entangled in a tense stand-off with 2-time WNBA MVP Candace Parker after he suggested the WNBA should lower the rim to enable players to dunk... Something they already do quite well.

Scroll on to watch the awkward moment for yourself...

What was Shaq thinking?

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During Tuesday night's rendition of "NBA on TNT," Shaq, who is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time, unintentionally ignited a tense feud between himself and Candace Parker.

However, this isn't the first time the pair have been at loggerheads.

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Earlier this month, Candace went viral when she publicly schooled Shaq on the intricacies of the modern NBA offense.

​After a brief discussion in which PostGame Show panelists spoke about how the defense is played these days, Shaq questioned why teams "switch" on defense so much...

To which Candace responded by fully explaining the game as someone would to a beginner, not, say, an NBA legend.

It's needless to say that Candace made Shaq look like a real fool...

And their brief exchange quickly became a talking point online.

But now, not even one month on from that awkward moment...

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The pair have publicly clashed once again.

In an eye-wateringly tense moment, Shaq casually suggested that the perfect way to make the NBA and the WNBA "equal" would be to "lower the rim."

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That way, according to Shaq, female players will "be able to dunk like we do."

Of course, his remark didn't sit too well with Candace...

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Who, as per tradition, swiftly shot back.

Viewers have been left reeling by Shaq's comments...

Shaq began by saying this:

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"In beach volleyball, the women's net is about half an inch lower, so do you think if we just lower the rim so you could dunk like we dunk that it'll give you more oomph that you already have?"

Clearly hearing how his remark was sounding, he continued to dig himself a deeper hole...

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"Because listen, you guys are doing the stepbacks, the pullbacks, ya'll are doing everything we're doing, I don't see a lot of people going up with 2 hands."

Candace, clearly unimpressed, then shot back:

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"No, it's coming I guarantee my next child will be drop step dunking."

You can watch the full discussion below.

What do you think? Was Shaq in the wrong? Or was he simply making a valid suggestion?