By this point, I’m sure most of you have seen the video of Shaq’s freestyle about, mostly, Kobe. Kazaam! Come on, Shaq. You freaking hate the guy.
First of all, the “Big Aristotle” is hilarious. Shaq Fu has a long history of wise-cracking behavior, but this was serious. I understand the whole “I was just kidding. They were just lyrics. I’m a great rapper.” Well, maybe not the last part. But you can’t go on and on about one person, punking the shiz out of him, and then say you’re joking. Kobe’s the best on the planet, though; I’m sure he’ll get over it.
Secondly, Shaq just lost a lot of sponsorship cheese, most likely. He’s always been a jokester, but he’s got a pretty clean image. I’m certainly not offended, but that’s not the point. He’s marketed himself to children, so he just can’t do this type of stuff.
Thirdly, turn in your honorary badge. Does that mean it’s one of those plastic ones?