Shaq Rips Scottie Pippen During Social Media Exchange

Shaq Rips Scottie Pippen During Social Media Exchange

Retired NBA greats argue about Lakers and Bulls.

Published July 21, 2015

It started off as a hypothetical question and ended in a social media back and forth between two of the greatest basketball players of all time.

Shaquille O'Neal started it Monday, when the four-time NBA champion told his Instagram followers that he thought a team of all-time Los Angeles Lakers greats would defeat a squad of all-time Chicago Bulls greats, including Michael Jordan, by 50 points.

We would beat em by fifty "what you think". Let me know and don't hold back

A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on

Well,Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen, a six-time NBA champion with the Bulls, took offense to that, reminding Shaq that he and Jordan combined to win six league titles to the three that O'Neal and Kobe Bryant won together with the Lakers from 2000-02. 

To that, Shaq responded by unleashing an onslaught of digs at Pippen, including referring to himself as the Puffy of the Lakers and Pippen as the Ma$e of the Bulls. 

The Diesel didn't stop there, either, continuing to refer to Pippen as the ultimate sidekick.

Anybody need a T MOBILE SIDEKICK. I GOTTa PRETTY GOOD ONE #BESTSIDEKICKEVER

A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on

Pippen fired back, though, mocking Shaq's poor free-throw shooting before reminding one of the greatest centers ever that he, too, has shared the spotlight on teams before.

Easy big fella... if only you were as good at free throws as you are talking smack! @shaq

A photo posted by Scottie Pippen (@scottiepippen) on

Speaking of being a sidekick... if I recall correctly you know a thing or two about that as well. @shaq

A photo posted by Scottie Pippen (@scottiepippen) on

That's one of the better back and forths that we're likely to see on social media.

Who got the better of the exchange? 

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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