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Shaquille O’Neal Once Threatened Kobe Bryant; 5 Intriguing Teammate Disputes


Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant could have led the Los Angeles Lakers to 10 or more NBA Finals. They were able to win three straight NBA championships before O’Neal was traded to the Miami Heat after years of conflict between the two stars.

In his new book Shaq Uncut: My Story, O’Neal reveals information about his ongoing feud with Bryant. During an argument regarding an interview with Jim Gray, O’Neal says that he told Bryant, “If you ever say anything like what you said to Jim Gray ever again, I will kill you.”

But O’Neal’s disagreements with Bryant aren’t unusual in the sports world. Teammates fight all of the time. Here are the top five disputes between teammates, or coaches and players. –amir shaw

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