Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal is considered definitely certainly one of many biggest companies in league historic earlier — and it confirmed within the midst of the 2002 NBA Finals against the then-New Jersey Nets.

During an look on “Scoop B Radio” podcast with Brandon Robinson, O’Neal talked relating to the Nets and the way in which by which they put up minimal effort against him.

“It was boring,” O’Neal talked about of squaring off against the Nets that 12 months. “I actually got mad when we were playing in Jersey. You think [then-Nets center] Todd MacCulloch is going to stop me at the crib in Jersey in front of my grandma and grandpa? S—! No. Stop it.”

Los Angeles Lakers' Shaquille O'Neal (L) reaches from behind to latch onto the ball and New Jersey Nets' Todd MacCulloch during Game 1 of the NBA Finals June 5, 2002 in Los Angeles. 

Los Angeles Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal (L) reaches from behind to latch onto the ball and New Jersey Nets’ Todd MacCulloch all by way of Game 1 of the NBA Finals June 5, 2002 in Los Angeles. 
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Born in Newark, New Jersey, O’Neal dominated for the Lakers all by way of 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 Game 3 after having enjoyable with merely seven minutes of the sport.