Shaquille O'Neal was disappointed with the LA Lakers following their 133-115 loss to the LA Clippers on Tuesday night. The Lakers have now lost their 10th straight game to the Clippers and have only seven wins against them since 2012. O'Neal was already miserable as his Dallas Cowboys lost over the weekend.
On Tuesday's NBA on TNT show, the four-time NBA champ reacted to the Lakers' 18-point defeat at the hands of their city rivals. O'Neal couldn't believe that LeBron James' historic night wasn't enough to get the victory.
As pointed out by co-host Adam Lefkoe, the Lakers are 7-35 against the Clippers since the 2012-13 season.
"First the Cowboys lose, and now this," O'Neal said.
The LA Lakers had the momentum heading into Tuesday's matchup, but the LA Clippers were just too much. Paul George finished with 27 points, nine rebounds, and four assists, while Kawhi Leonard had 25 points, nine rebounds, and three assists.
Norman Powell was huge off the bench, scoring 22 points with four rebounds and four assists. Terance Mann contributed 17 points as a starter, while Reggie Jackson had 19 points and five assists. The Clippers now have a record of 26-24 and are currently fifth in the Western Conference standings.
Meanwhile, the Lakers were outscored from the get-go and LeBron James had to carry the team all game long. "The King" finished with 46 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. He also hit a career-high nine 3-point shots and became the first player in NBA history to score 40 or more points against all 30 teams.
As for Shaquille O'Neal, he tried to make a bet with Clippers superfan "Clipper Darrell." Shaq bet that if the Lakers win the next matchup, "Clipper Darrell" has to wear Lakers gear. And if the Lakers lose, O'Neal will wear a colorful suit with Clippers colors.
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Shaquille O'Neal gets trolled by Stephen A. Smith following Dallas Cowboys' loss
Shaquille O'Neal is one of the biggest Dallas Cowboys fans in the world. O'Neal grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and there were no other NFL teams in the state back then. Despite their struggles over the past two decades, O'Neal has remained loyal to the Cowboys.
The LA Lakers legend has always been confident about his team's chances of winning the Super Bowl. He even bet Rich Eisen that the Cowboys were going to win the 2023 Super Bowl. However, the Cowboys had a lackluster performance in the NFC Divisional playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers.
After Dallas' 19-12 loss, Shaq received a call from the biggest Cowboys hater on television. Stephen A. Smith facetimed O'Neal and trolled him hard. The former MVP was pretty upset with his Cowboys but took Smith's trash talk like a champ.
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