LSU alum Lolo Jones calls out Shaq over his Angel Reese ‘GOAT’ remark, claims LSU is a monitor college

Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones issued a strong-worded rebuttal to legendary basketball participant Shaquille O’Neal’s declaration that girls’s basketball star Angel Reese was the “in all probability the best athlete ever to come back out of LSU sports activities.”

“Shaq knew what he was doing,” Jones instructed TMZ. “Shaq’s simply bored.”

O’Neal lauded Reese throughout a current episode of his “Huge Podcast.” Jones even advised that O’Neal was “excessive” from the painkillers she claimed he was taking as a result of his current surgical procedure.


Lolo Jones looks on during the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix at Reggie Lewis Center in Boston on Jan. 25, 2020.

Lolo Jones seems to be on throughout the New Steadiness Indoor Grand Prix at Reggie Lewis Middle in Boston on Jan. 25, 2020. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Pictures)

“He is coming off hip surgical procedure. He is chilling at dwelling. I believe Shaq, truthfully, is excessive on some ache medicines. The listing is so large with LSU,” she stated.


O’Neal and Jones had been each standout athletes throughout their respective tenures at LSU. 

O’Neal was a consensus first-team choice twice and was a two-time Southeastern Convention Participant of the Yr. He additionally led the NCAA in blocks in 1991. 

Jones gained three NCAA titles throughout her collegiate profession.

Jones added that she believed O’Neal made his feedback about Reese as a result of it creates good “water cooler discuss.”

“So, for Shaq to have the audacity to say ‘she’s the very best ever,'” she continued, “I am like, ‘Bro, chill on the ache meds,’ as a result of that listing is arduous. So lengthy.”

Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal attends the unveiling of the Shaq Courts at the Doolittle Complex donated by Icy Hot and the Shaquille O'Neal Foundation in partnership with the city of Las Vegas on Oct. 23, 2021.

Former NBA participant Shaquille O’Neal attends the revealing of the Shaq Courts on the Doolittle Complicated donated by Icy Sizzling and the Shaquille O’Neal Basis in partnership with the town of Las Vegas on Oct. 23, 2021. (Ethan Miller/Getty Pictures for Icy Sizzling)

Jones insisted that she was not making an attempt to reduce Reese’s achievements.

“We’re not hating on Angel. We like to see it. She’s cooking. Let her preserve cooking. However I’m telling you, LSU monitor and subject is the powerhouse for that college,” she stated.

Lolo Jones looks on after competing in the Women’s 60m Hurdles during the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Feb. 4, 2023.

Lolo Jones seems to be on after competing within the Girls’s 60m Hurdles throughout the New Steadiness Indoor Grand Prix in Boston on Feb. 4, 2023. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Pictures)

Jones did admit that she doesn’t personally deserve the LSU ‘GOAT’ title.

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As a substitute, she named a number of Olympians who attended the varsity in an effort to counter O’Neal’s declare. She additionally talked about baseball athletes who performed for the Tigers.

Peter Johnson