Los Angeles Lakers and NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is one of the best players to ever play in the league. The Diesel had an amazing career in the league and was a dominant player from his very first season in the NBA.
After he retired he had a lot of accolades to his name including 4 NBA Championships. Out his 4 rings, he won the first three while donning the jersey of the Los Angeles Lakers and one while playing for the Miami Heat.
So whenever Shaq has advice for young players, most listen to him due to the weight those 4 rings carry. But that wasn’t always the case for Shaq.
Even after arriving in the city of angels, it took O’Neal some time before winning the first championship of his career. He was a breathtaking player, no doubt about it, but during that time of his career, he was constantly getting knocked out of the postseason in early rounds.
Now, what changed for him? Well, it seems like an insult from none other than Kareem Abdul-Jabbar did the magic for O’Neal. He revealed in a video about the impact Kareem’s words had on his career.