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.
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“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.
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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.”
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.
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.