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Shaq Compares Phil Jackson to Old-Timey Traitor

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Lakers coach Phil Jackson could only laugh at the former LA Center’s pomposity. It all began on Sunday when Jackson described Shaq’s pathetic professional attitude back in the day; how it was difficult “getting him to work”.

Shaq gave a one-liner response post game on Christmas Day, saying “How can Benedict Arnold be reliable in what he says?” Kobe decided to sit this one out.

Shaq’s bitterness obviously stems from Phil Jackson deciding to come back and coach Bryant and the Lakers. Kazaam moving to Florida only to become second to D-Wade probably has something to do with it too.

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