Shaq Threatens to Smack JaVale McGee After Online Exchange

JaVale McGee
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New beef alert! NBA icon Shaquille O’Neal and Warriors big man JaVale McGee  exchanged words online this week, escalating to threats of a physical altercation.

Here’s  where it stems from. Shaq has taken shots at McGee over the years on Inside The NBA, and apparently, he had enough… after Shaq dedicated an entire segment to his career screw-ups on Thursday night (Feb. 23).

Sometime after the show, JaVale took to Twitter with some words for Shaq, asking him to keep his “peanut emojis” out of his mouth. “Think about this… h3 woke up and I was the 1st thing on his mind when he made that video…THAT AINT WIERD TO YALL?” McGree tweeted.

Shaq would respond, calling McGee a “bum”, while threatening to “smack the sh*t out yo bum ass”.

They exchanged words, before Shaq promised to “see how tough” McGee is when they see each other in person.

McGee’s teammate Kevin Durant eventually came to his defense, calling Shaq’s comments “childish”, before taking a shot himself. “I didn’t know cops could threaten civilians like that”, he said.

Shaq eventually told KD, via Twitter, to mind his business.

Umm… thoughts?