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Drake and Kendrick Lamar have competition in the diss track phenomenon, as Shaquille O’Neal released a diss track aimed at Shannon Sharpe. The track was in response to Sharpe’s comments about O’Neal’s work ethic and basketball career. O’Neal felt that the MVP award should have been given to Oklahoma City Thunder star Shai Gilgeous-Alexander instead of Nikola Jokic, who won it for the third time. This led to a back-and-forth between O’Neal and Sharpe, with O’Neal ultimately releasing a diss track in which he labeled himself the best athlete-rapper ever.

Earlier this week, Nikola Jokic earned his third MVP title in four seasons, becoming the ninth player to win the award three times. Shaquille O’Neal, however, expressed his belief that the award should have gone to Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. Despite calling Jokic the best player in the league, O’Neal felt that Gilgeous-Alexander was more deserving of the MVP award. This led to a playful feud between O’Neal and Shannon Sharpe, with Sharpe accusing O’Neal of jealousy and O’Neal responding with a diss track aimed at Sharpe.

Shannon Sharpe accused Shaquille O’Neal of being jealous of Nikola Jokic’s success in winning the MVP award three times in four years. Sharpe suggested that if O’Neal had had the same work ethic as Jokic, he would have had even more success in his basketball career. This led to a playful exchange between O’Neal and Sharpe, with O’Neal responding by releasing a diss track in which he declared himself the best athlete-rapper ever.

O’Neal took to Instagram to respond to Sharpe’s comments, posting a screenshot of a Google search that ranked Sharpe as the 51st-best player in NFL history. O’Neal, on the other hand, is often ranked in the top-10 players in NBA history. O’Neal felt that Sharpe’s comments were unwarranted and responded by releasing a diss track in which he proclaimed himself the best athlete-rapper ever.

In the diss track, Shaquille O’Neal referred to himself as the most dominant big man ever and questioned whether Sharpe’s comments were based on jealousy. O’Neal defended his work ethic and basketball career, stating that he is worth more than Sharpe despite allegedly working less. O’Neal’s track aimed to defend his legacy and assert his dominance as both a basketball player and a rapper.

The feud between Shaquille O’Neal and Shannon Sharpe highlights the competitiveness and playful banter that can occur between athletes and media personalities. O’Neal’s decision to release a diss track in response to Sharpe’s comments showcases his creativity and willingness to engage in a friendly rivalry. While the two may not share the same views on basketball and music, their exchange adds an element of entertainment to the sports world and keeps fans engaged in the ongoing discussion about the MVP award and player legacies.

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