“He did dat shit on purpose” NBA fans react to Kevin Durant correcting Shaquille O’Neal’s blunder during apology to Rui Hachimura

The Los Angeles Lakers superstar Shaquille O’Neal has been in the news for a couple days for his rude comment on Rui Hachimura, and the NBA fans are not appreciating it anymore.

Shaquille previously said of the Lakers’ new 25-year-old recruit, Hachimura, “I don’t know who you are.” However, after witnessing the power formant’s mesmerizing display on the hardwood, the legend realized he had made a mistake and apologized.

But the apology gave birth to another controversy, and though we can’t be entirely sure what he did was deliberate or not, Phoenix Suns star Kevin Durant didn’t give the former center any passes.

What did Shaquille O’Neal say in his apology that made the NBA fans go bonkers?

On ‘The Big Podcast,’ the four-time NBA champion apologized for his previous statement, saying, “Let me apologize to Rudy Hachimura… He’s giving me Rick Fox vibes. Tough, a pretty good defender… So Rudy Hachimura, I apologize… I know who you are now and I wish you well.”

Even in his apology, O’Neal managed to misspell Rui’s name twice and refer to his team by their previous name, sparking outrage. Durant, the 13-time NBA all-star, went on Twitter and corrected the 7.1-foot monster.

How were the fans’ reactions to Kevin Durant’s tweet?

The Suns’ 34-year-old forward Kevin corrected Shaq on Twitter by writing, “Rui*”

After realizing what had happened, the NBA community was stunned at the bizarre development. One fan wrote, “At least know the man’s correct name dawg.”


Another fan wrote, “He did dat s*#t on purpose.”

We, the fans, also have the same feeling after experiencing such a weird apology. Honestly, it seemed like he was forced to do this as he doesn’t actually know the game. but again, he pulled the same kind of stunt previously with Christian Woods.

Do you think Shaquille O’Neal did that on purpose? or he was still in prank mode? Share your opinions with us.


Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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