During a recent interview, Shaquille O'Neal fired back at LeBron James for complaining while making millions of dollars when many ordinary people have been laid off from their jobs during the pandemic.
If it isn't hard enough for people losing their jobs to a global pandemic, they also had to hear the likes of LeBron complaining about his "shortened schedule" while he lives a very lavish lifestyle.
For the entire year, the basketball star has been vocal about his displeasure with the league's cramped schedule. Only a few weeks ago, LeBron took a shot at the NBA and blamed them for the rise in injuries due to not giving players enough rest this year, disregarding the fact that he's fortunate enough to even have a job, let alone a job that pays as much as his.
LeBron said: "They all didn't wanna listen to me about the start of the season. I knew exactly what would happen. I only wanted to protect the well-being of the players which ultimately is the PRODUCT & BENEFIT of OUR GAME! These injuries aren't just PART OF THE GAME. It's the lack of PURE RIM REST rest before starting back up. 8, possibly 9 ALL-STARS has missed Playoff games (most in league history). This is the best time of the year for our league and fans but missing a ton of our fav players. It's insane. If there's one person that knows about the body and how it works all year round it's ME! I speak for the health of all our players and I hate to see this many injuries this time of the year. Sorry fans wish you guys were seeing all your fav guys right now."
Well, Shaquille O'Neal has fired back at LeBron over his heartless comments in an interview on CNBC on Tuesday. He had a problem with LeBron complaining while making millions of dollars playing a game for 2 hours a night when so many people have lost their jobs and are deeply struggling financially due to the pandemic.
"When you're living in a world where 40 million people have been laid off and I'm making $200 million, you won't get no complaints from me, I'd play back to back to back to back to back.
"I'm not knocking what anybody said, but me personally, I don't complain and make excuses because real people are working their tail off and all we gotta do is train 2 hours a day, and then play a game for 2 hours at night and make a lot of money... So my thought process is a little different."
On a Facebook post, commenters worshipped Shaq as he put LeBron "in his place."
"Put him in his place Shaquille, he's like the others who feel entitled to rule the game and the country," one person wrote.
"Thank you, Shaw, James has no empathy for others less fortunate," another expressed.
But others thought he was wasting his time:
"Waste of your breath Shaq, that dude doesn't have very much grey matter to care about following your advice."
"James is only about himself," wrote another Facebook user.
What do you think about LeBron's comments?