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No Kobe Beef With Shaquille O’Neal

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No Kobe Beef With Shaquille O'Neal
"Hey Shaq! How does my pass taste?"

Back like that like Ghostface Killah and Ne-Yo, I’m sorry Kanye West but she no longer “ordered the Kobe beef like Shaquille O’Neal.”

No matter how much the Japanese massage those cows like Gary Vitti’s training table.

This is the remix.

Perhaps you can order some Kobe beef at ‘Shaquille’s’ restaurant across from STAPLES?

But you won’t get 12 onion rings…you’ll get five though. One under Jordan like 24 is one more than 23.

M.J. or King LeBron.

When Shaq and Kobe played together they won more really big rings than Drake and Future, until they fell out more time than Drake and Meek Mill. But now it’s all good like…well Drake and Meek Mill. But that doesn’t stop the media from being on their worst behavior when they think things are going bad.

After the dynamic of duos threepeated like Jordan did twice for Phil Jackson, Shaq took his talents to South Beach after it was clear Kobe wanted to be the alpha for Beta or worse. That’s when a little red corvette met a brick wall as this prince and this L.A. King had a death of a dynasty in this head rolling rock L.A. familia game of thrones way before King James’ version.

But then a remote control sized 15 sneaker fueled by Diesel drove into the Black Mamba’s foot at All Star weekend, he smiled like he was looking at an old friend and Shaq and Kobe clapped hands and dapped up like these two idols had already made friends B.T.S. They even reunited in Los Angeles to be co-MVP’s at an All Star game at STAPLES that had many palm tree pining for a Lake Show redemption reunion (the one Superman they really wanted to return), all before the Big Shamrock closed his career out with the Celtics of all teams.

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Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal – Los Angeles Lakers

Post career they’ve chopped it up on podcasts and sat down for hour long ESPN specials remaining close friends reunited. Not to mention statue unveils and jersey retirements. Yet the playful rivalry remains. Without either of them telling each other how their ass tastes. Shaq bet Kobe he couldn’t make 50 in his last ever game…and the son of a bitch went out and hit 60. But yesterday people where trying to put a John and Paul wedge between them like they said Yoko did with some spare quotes looking to be turned into a script for ‘Beef 2’ like DMX and Nas in Hollywood.

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Kobe said something back in the day about how he would have won 12 rings if Shaq hit the gym more like people on Instagram these days to which Shaq slyly replied on said social media that he would have 12 rings if Kobe passed more, especially against the Pistons…classic!

But alas Kobe tweeted it was “nothing but love” when it came to the MDE (Most Dominant Ever) to which Shaq replied in kind, throwing shade at new Lakers returning center Dwight Howard (speaking of 12…not his new number “who dis” of 39) like when he did a Reggie Miller like “Spike (or “Dwite”) who” when asked about the Lakers signing back the center by TMZ at a Papa John’s. Howard talking about redemption (redemption? You’re about to average four minutes a game). A Superman Kobe does still have beef with as his emoji response was head in hand all the dead skull shade you need after the Dark Knight’s second Man Of Steel partnership broke up like bad phone signal.

And is it any wonder that Howard is getting this much heat off other Laker fans on social media after he had a Snapchat story of him rolling up to practice in a purple Rolls Royce left on live all day? The open season on trolling was like fish in a barrel. For all the former Lakers that the Lake Show could have got back in purple and gold this Summer-D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson-they ended up with Dwight f###### Howard of all people.

Soft…soft!

Is is a bird? Is it a lame?

But when it comes to Kobe and the real Superman there is a bulletproof bond stronger than steel.

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Watch THIS Work! The WNBA Bets On Women

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Fight and win like a girl...

Great expectations.

Ten years ago the motto of the Women’s National Basketball Association was to, ‘Expect Great’. Now a decade later and into the roaring 20’s of a whole new one and world, the league that tells you to watch them work truly has for all it’s worth.

The WNBA and CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) has reached a monumental moment in the leagues history and its time to read all about it on Los Angeles Sparks twin superstar Chiney Ogwumike’s Twitter thread.

It tells us the CBA means…

When it comes to players salary and compensation there will be a 30% increase to the salary cap as the higher max pay player salary jumps like Lisa Leslie’s first dunk from $117,500 to $215,000. Whilst there will be an additional compensation for those top tier Candace Parker players around $300,000. Moving millions this is thee first time the league has moved units like this in six figures. And like Russell Westbrook why not? Because for every player like him there’s an Ogwumike. For every Candace a LeBron. Every Luka Doncic a Breanna Stewart. Every Larry Bird a Sue. Kobe Bryant, Diana Taurasi. For every Michael Jordan a Lisa Leslie.

Every insufferable, couch potato chip, sexist fans who unlike a Suffragette doesn’t believe women deserves equal pay needs to check their pockets…yep like Rakim said that’s nothing but lint. Now paid in full these women deserve this and more like diversity at the Oscars. Just as good as the men like Michelle Wie (she’s not the logos sons wife people) golfing with the guys of you claim you’re “woke” on social media but can’t wake up to this then you’re about as woke as still in bed gone half 12 in the afternoon. It feels like all those trumped up people who had a problem with a female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. Or those old men who would rather bully a 17 year old girl with Aspergers online than believe in the actual happenings of climate change.

Sure there’s an argument that sportspeople shouldn’t be paid these ridiculous amounts of money. But the point is if the men get paid this much then why shouldn’t the women?

This should have happened a long time ago. But at least it’s happening now.

It’s about time.

Working mothers are also finally getting their due in a groundbreaking deal on this date. Players will receive a salary whilst on maternity leave with an additional new childcare stipend. Whilst up to $60,000 of progressive family planning benefits for veteran players for costs for adoption, surrogacy, oocyte cryopreservation, fertility and more. No longer will go hard greats like Skylar Diggins-Smith have to play whilst pregnant and hide it to protect herself whilst the CBA lists it as a “condition”.

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Perks of the game that the men have had for years and the world class women deserve just as such also include individual hotel rooms for players, more mandatory leg room on flights (how important is this for basketball players? The NBA would cry personal foul if the King and them would be forced to fly economy), and further for the finances, off-season job opportunities with league partners that along with the salary rise will mean that WNBA players won’t, overplayed and underpaid have to go overseas in the off-season to earn more money to make ends meet in foreign leagues. Something which has been a conditioning condition and pay for play issue since the leagues inaugural inception.

And let’s not forget about the players mental health too in major improvements across the board and world to an issue still surrounded with stigma despite the lengths taken and measures made. More resources will be offered in addition to the adoption of a Nutrition Council that will aid peak performance by offering players a commitment to this optimization.

But it’s probably the stand made by the WNBA and the CBA against violence to women which is the most important. Ending domestic and all sorts of violence to women which has happened to players around the league and still happens everyday, effecting everyone needs to end NOW like it should have never happened. It seems like such a ridiculously obvious thing to say…but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said.

Again and again until we don’t have to.

The wide world has finally met the standards of the women’s game and league on the way to leveling the playing field. More of the same…do we really need to add the please now?

Betting on sporting events is a losers game. But betting on women-like the ones in this league-is a sure thing.

The game changed for real today.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 20 Pts, 20 Rebs, 10 Asts first Canadian NBA triple-double since 2006

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 20 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists joins elite NBA company

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Hamilton, ON) became only the second Canadian basketball player in NBA history to record a triple-double — and the first in nearly 14 years, since Steve Nash in 2006.

Gilgeous-Alexander racked-up 20 points, career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in the 117-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The former one-and-done Kentucky Wildcat continued his efficient campaign shooting 8-of-12 field goals, connecting 2-of-3 triples and 2-of-2 from the foul-line.

Steve Nash recorded three triple-doubles in his illustrious 18-year career, the last one on April 19, 2006 — Nash finished with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

The 20 rebounds is also a record-high by a Canadian guard and only the second 20/20 double-double by a Canadian — Jamaal Magloire notched a 22 point, 21 rebound game against the Toronto Raptors’ on March 21, 2004.

Most rebounds by a Canadian in the NBA

Samuel Dalembert (Montreal, QC) holds the record for the most rebounds in a NBA game with 23 against the Golden State Warriors on March 20, 2009. Followed by Magloire 22 and Tristan Thompson with 21.

Gilgeous-Alexander becomes the youngest guard to record 20-20-10 stat-line and joins Russell Westbrook as the only guards with a 20-point, 20-rebound triple-double over the last 30 seasons. He is also the youngest player in NBA history with a 20-rebound triple-double, passing Shaquille O’Neal.

RJ Barrett became the first Canadian basketball player to record a triple-double at the NCAA level in nearly 35 years during his lone freshman season with the Duke Blue Devils.

The OKC Thunder continue their playoff push with their 18 victory in the last 25 games and currently sit in 7th place in the western conference.

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The Canadian guard is currently averaging 20 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists — shooting 46.4% from the floor, 33.6% from three-pointers and 81.6% from the foul-line while turning the ball over just 1.9 per game.

Canada NBA All-Star Drought

The 2020 NBA All-star game in Chicago is less than month away and as it currently stands, Gilgeous-Alexander doesn’t currently rank as one the top fan vote earners in a guard heavy western conference. Nevertheless, the Canadian stud could end Canada’s eight year NBA all-star game drought by earning a coach’s selection.

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