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Shaq destroys Kobe in new book

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by GreatOne1978, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. GreatOne1978

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    http://deadspin.com/5854904/in-new-...s-sexual-assault-charges-destroyed-the-lakers

    Shaq Uncut: My Story, the Diesel's new autobiography written with noted Around the Horn personage Jackie MacMullan, comes out November 15 and it dropped on our desk today. There's some juicy stuff in there, most obviously about the beef between Shaq and Kobe. We had always known that the feud took a turn for the worse during the 2003-04 season, but we never before knew what caused it. Now we have some insight.
    Here's Shaq, on the Kobe feud:

    On Young Kobe, braggart and tattletale:

    On Pat Riley:

     
  2. TriCkz

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    Lol wtf.. nice stories.
     
  3. supdudes

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    At this point I'm not sure what is fact and what is fiction. Why don't they just take this and make a movie about it already
     
  4. coolweather

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    intersting... would buy it..
     
  5. Raven

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    The book should have been titled The Battle Of The A-Holes.
     
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    I never understood the level of Jim Gray hate. I understand the hate, but not the level of it. Shaq, he was just doing his job.
     
  7. JayGoogle

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    Really? Kobe aspired to be the Will Smith of the NBA?
     
  8. A_3PO

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    Is anyone else already tired of hearing Shaq?
     
  9. Easy

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    Yep, the two guys deserve each other. Two of the biggest egos in the NBA.
     
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    Was the level of hatred venomous? If so, it was too much. I can't remember. But the guy did have that quality that made you not want to like him.
     
  11. JayZ750

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    Definitely true.

    I don't know the details of the relationship with Shaq, but it seems like for Shaq specifically the Kobe interview was a turning point. But that was Jim's job at that point in time.

    Then thinking about the whole Pete Rose thing. I never really thought that interview was in real bad taste. It's his job to ask meaningful questions. In hindsight, it seems even less "malicious", as Rose admitted the cheating, ostensibly in an attempt to in some way profit (i.e. be forgiven for his sin by virtue of admitting to it) from the admission.

    In either case, I'm sure Shaq's book will be an entertaining read.
     
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    Apparently, Will Smith is big in Kobe's hood.
     
  13. Jeff Who

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    good one, thanks
     
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    Awesome stuff, finally some truth! :p
     
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    Kobe has the mind of a legend
     
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    Well Kobe did grow up/spend part of his youth in Philly and ended up in the Bel air area just like WILL SMITH :)

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/hBe0VCso0qs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

     
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    I didn't know that toe injury was that serious but it is an auto-bio. At the end of the day, Kobe still won more championships.

    Did he say anything about LeBron?
     
  18. jdh008

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    That's what I was thinking as well. If Kobe was willing to talk candidly about the feud between the two, does Gray have to pursue it?
     
  19. Dr of Dunk

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    I was going to say something like "Drama Queens", but yeah, that'll do.
     
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    The ink spot on their legacy that will never be forgotten. The egos that destroyed a dynasty.

    Win a ring for the King, but the King bailed his Kingdom, so Shaq did as well. Shaq would be right if he said Lebron was a more talented player, but he would also be right if he said Kobe helped him win more rings.
     

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