Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash won the MVP in back-to-back seasons in 2004-05 & 2005-06. That first award came at the expense of Shaquille O'Neal, who helped bring the Miami Heat to the edge of an NBA Finals bid with the Miami Heat. However, Nash's move to Phoenix seemed to provide more drastic an improvement.
So you can imagine Shaq is still a little bitter about Nash having more MVPs than the Big Aristotle.
Shaq: Steve Nash is my boy, but I don't see how the f--k he got it twice. I was taught never to complain because you can't beat the system. People know who the real dominant guy was. But Steve Nash, I don't want to say it because you might print it and it might cause problems. I don't believe he beat me out twice.
Steve Nash had his chance to retort to Shaq's comments. What did he end up saying? Find out after the jump!
Steve Nash Responds To Shaq MVP Diss (via BrightSideSBN)
It's hard to imagine O'Neal being remembered as anything but one of the most dominant centers of all time, but comments like this will continue to degrade his stature with other players around the league. Nash is well-respected and Shaq can't keep on burning bridges. It's what he's becoming known for, even more so than his four championship rings and three Finals MVPs. He's burned or belittled Penny, Kobe, Phil, Nash, Riley, Wade and many of the other great players he's played with, and you have to figure most of these guys have to be sick of his narcissistic attitude.
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