“They’re definitely going to do well” Shaquille O’Neal claims Kevin Durant will fit well with Suns due to “unselfish guys” like Devin Booker, Chris Paul

The relationship between Kevin Durant and Shaquille O’Neal is getting more heated day by day, as neither of them seems to be backing down from making snide remarks.

Kevin joined the Phoenix Suns on deadline day last month and has already proven to be a suitable option for the team as per his recent performance. However, initially, Shaq accused him of having a lack of leadership traits, which didn’t let him settle in with any team for the long term.

Recently, the former Lakers legend took a U-turn and delivered a positive remark on the Suns’ star, but not without making things complicated again.

What did Shaquille O’Neal say about Kevin Durant?

In his “Big Podcast,” the 50-year-old shared his perception of Durant’s future with the Suns but said that he attached a string that might bounce back on him again.

“KD and Book are going to work, and it works because Book has always been an unselfish player. And it also works because Chris Paul is going to know how to read that,” O’Neal said.

“The first four minutes, you call plays and whatever, but when a guy gets hot, you’ve got to give it to him, and then if he misses a couple, Chris Paul is going to be smart enough to say, ‘Okay, he hasn’t touched the ball in a while, let me see what he’s going to do,'” the four-time NBA champion concluded.

The 34-year-old forward’s departure from the Brooklyn Nets might seem hasty; however, we saw it coming as he submitted a trade request at the beginning of the season, which was rejected by the Nets’ authority.

However, finally, he was able to join the Suns and scored an average of 26.7 points with 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game in his three appearances so far.

However, the 6.10-footer is struggling with his ankle injury and is set to miss a handful of games, but the franchise is at the fourth seed in the Western Conference and is coming to the end of the regular season.

Without the injury, the two-time NBA champion can win any game without the assistance of his teammates, but Shaquille may imply that Kevin can only win with the help of his teammates.

What’s your take on Kevin Durant’s performance so far? Do you agree with Shaquille O’Neal? Let us know in the comments.

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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