Shaquille O’Neal, Scottie Pippen talk epic smack in Lakers vs. Bulls battle
Shaquille O'Neal and Scottie Pippen have waded into the long, arduous history that is sports hypotheticals.
O'Neal, who seems to enjoy reminiscing about all the great teams he played for during his standout NBA career, decided he'd inflame the passions of Lakers and Chicago Bulls fans everywhere with a simple post to Instagram on Monday.
As expected, O'Neal received plenty of love and hate for his blindsided shot across the social media bow, and Pippen was among those who disagreed with the idea that the greatest Lakers of all time could beat the greatest Bulls.
O'Neal then showed off his acute photo-editing skills by suggesting Pippen was little more than a sidekick to Michael Jordan.
At this point, the social media war was personal. No longer were the two debating Lakers vs. Bulls. It devolved into who was better: Shaq or Pippen?
O'Neal then went to the video archive to show how he and Kobe Bryant teamed up to beat Pippen during the Portland Trail Blazers' 2000 Western Conference finals meltdown.
It's good to see NBA players don't lose their competitive instincts and acumen for taunting after they retire. My only question is: Would a Phil Jackson-coached Lakers team beat a Phil Jackson-coached Bulls team?
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