The one thing we love about the NBA on TNT crew is that they incessantly talk smack against each other. This is simply the atmosphere you get when you put Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal in a room with two other all-time greats in Candace Parker and Dwyane Wade.
They all recently took their trash-talking ways to another level, though, with the show coming up with an NBA 2K simulation of Team Shaq vs. Team Candace. Unfortunately for the Lakers icon, the final result did not go in his favor (h/t Bleacher Report on Twitter):
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 30, 2022
Parker and Wade could not hold back the laughter as Parker dunked all over Shaq in the simulation to close out the game. To make matters worse, Team CP absolutely blew out Team Diesel, 22-7.
Shaq was not having any of this nonsense and without uttering any words, he slowly made his way out of the set. To add insult to injury, both Parker and Wade still had a handful of parting shots toward the Lakers legend as he tried to salvage his bruised ego after that round of utter humiliation.
Candace Parker is no scrub, but come on now. The guys behind that simulation had to have given her some sort of advantage because I just don’t see how it’s possible that Parker destroyed prime Shaq in that manner.