Jim Rome has made a career out of pissing off athletes, so it should come as no surprise that he helped himself to a large glass of haterade when discussing the career of Shaquille O’Neal. Rome said that the Shaqtus wasn’t as dedicated to the game as Kobe, and encouraged the Celtics not to sign the man behind Kazaam. Shaq certainly seemed to feel that those were fightin’ words, and needed to vent his frustrations to three million people via the internet. Suffice to say, we’ve got a good ol’ fashioned Twitter war on our hands.
When TV host Jim Rome criticized O’Neal’s career, said he wasn’t as dedicated as Kobe and warned the Celtics not to sign him, O’Neal picked the biggest club he had to retaliate — Twitter.
Among the things he said to his three million followers at The Real Shaq:
Those that dnt respect your hard work, its ok, make em respect u as a person.
If u wanna see shaq box jim rome live on espn. I do if he wins ill donate my salary to a charity of his choice
And forget the back and forth jim rome, I challenge u to a boxing match, live at espn studios, show the world if u can bak up the tuff talk
Jim rome, I am happy with my career and the legacy that I have left behind, obviously u r not happy wit yur legacy I 4got u have no legacy about –USA Today
I would love to see Jim Rome get his ass kicked on live TV, because there’s no way he’s making it past the first round. But, instead of boxing, they should go at it pro wrestling style, and get Jim Everett to come out halfway through and drop the People’s Elbow on Rome’s face. God I hate Jim Rome. His show is terrible, his speech rhythm makes me want to rip out his vocal cords, and he’s always hating on somebody for something. I’ll never be able to forgive him for that spout of douchiness he had during the Jim Everett interview. “Look at me! I’m calling you a girls’ name.” Good one, Jim.