NBA Hall of Famer and current “NBA On TNT” analyst Shaquille O’Neal wasn’t a fan of an artist’s depiction of Donovan Mitchell dunking over the big man.
Last week, O’Neal and Mitchell were in the news after a somewhat awkward interview. O’Neal told Mitchell he believed that the young NBA star “didn’t have what it takes to get to that next level.” He then asked Mitchell what he thought about that, and he simply responded, “Aight.”
This led to a discussion online about how O’Neal treated the newer generation of players.
And as a joke, artist Cal So Scoped made a Photoshop of Mitchell dunking over the NBA legend.
It’s a pretty harmless joke, and one you’d probably think O’Neal would have a good laugh at.
Well, think again.
O’Neal sent a direct message to the artist telling them to, “Shut yo dumb ass up.”
What makes this look even worse for O’Neal is that he re-posted another artist last year of him dunking over Rudy Gobert. This was when O’Neal and Gobert were having their own disagreements after the NBA legend mocked the Jazz center’s contract.
So O’Neal can dish it, but can’t take it.