Shaq and Candace Parker don’t see eye-to-eye on the subject of the Knicks.
On Tuesday night time, the “Contained in the NBA” crew — made up of the Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal, WNBA star Parker, Dwyane Wade and Adam Lefkoe — have been discussing the Japanese Convention playoff race when thinks obtained chippy between O’Neal and Parker.
Regardless of the Knicks being on a seven-game profitable streak, O’Neal argued that New York must clinch the No. 4 seed and get home-court benefit within the East — with a purpose to meet his private requirements.
“In the event that they get home-court benefit within the first spherical, I’ll say the Knicks are again,” O’Neal stated, noting that so as to take action, All-Star Julius Randle must be “ballin’.”
In the meantime, Parker felt as if O’Neal wasn’t giving the Knicks sufficient credit score, and it confirmed.
“Candace is over there making faces. They have been horrible final 12 months,” O’Neal stated, to which Parker hit again with: “Why have they got to be fourth, why can’t you simply say it? … They’ve been horrible, you must give them some props.”
O’Neal stated, “They’re good, however they’re not again?” and Parker laughed whereas asking, “What’s the definition of ‘again’?”
O’Neal defined, “You don’t get the ‘again’ title till you get the primary spherical within the playoffs … You’re speculated to be fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth [seed] with their expertise, however to impress me, you must get home-court benefit.”
After Wade, who gave the Knicks their flowers, bowed out of the dialogue, Parker continued to argue her level.
“[The Knicks] are forward of Boston, they’re forward of Miami — give them credit score, give Thibs [coach Tom Thibodeau] credit score,” Parker stated.
“I simply wanted the definition of ‘they’re again’ as a result of truthfully I believe this can be a nice resume for going into offseason attempting to get a free agent. I believe they want one free agent to signal with them after which they’ll be again,” she stated.
O’Neal added, “House-court benefit within the first spherical — again.”
Lefkoe then identified Wade, who was minding his personal enterprise sipping on a drink out of his mug.
“Oh, I’m on the present now?” Wade joked after O’Neal requested his ideas about whether or not or not the Knicks are again.
The crew ended the heated debate with a collective snort.
Following the backwards and forwards, O’Neal took to Instagram to share certainly one of his typical “impression” movies, with Parker as his topic.
“I’m about to provide you a Candace Parker impression. You realize we struggle each week, so each week she goes, ‘Shaq shut yo ass up!’,” he mouthed within the digital camera, laughing.