Shaq Uncut Book to be Released November 15, 2011
Shaquille O’Neal has a new book coming out, and we will finally get some of the inside scoop on the love/hate relationship between Shaq and Kobe during the Los Angeles Lakers years. Deadspin released an excerpt today, proving this is going to be some juicy stuff.
The excerpt below comes after the time Kobe told Jim Grey that Shaq was fat and lazy. Check it out:
Kobe stands up and goes face-to-face with me and says, “You always said you’re my big brother, you’d do anything for me, and then this Colorado thing happens and you never even called me.” I did call him. … So here we are now, and we find out he really was hurt that we didn’t stand behind him. That was something new. I didn’t think he gave a rat’s ass about us either way. “Well, I thought you’d publicly support me, at least,” Kobe said. “You’re supposed to be my friend.”
Brian Shaw chimed in with “Kobe, why would you think that? Shaq had all these parties and you never showed up for any of them. We invited you to dinner on the road and you didn’t come. Shaq invited you to his wedding and you weren’t there. Then you got married and didn’t invite any of us. And now you are in the middle of this problem, this sensitive situation, and now you want all of us to step up for you. We don’t even know you.” …
Everyone was starting to calm down when I told Kobe, “If you ever say anything like what you said to Jim Gray ever again, I will kill you.”
Kobe shrugged and said, “Whatever.”
Yes, you can feel the love! It really is a shame these two could not co-exist, the Lakers would probably have at least 1-2 more championships in the books.
The Shaq Uncut book comes out on November 15, and you can pre-order your copy of Shaq Uncut on Amazon.com today!