Shaquille O’Neal Says He Never Worked Hard During Practice
Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports’ Graham Bensinger, Shaquille O’Neal was asked about practice, in particular, about Phil Jackson previously saying that he thought Shaq could have won 10 MVPs in a row if he had dedicated himself more during practice. His answer...

“In the words of Allen Iverson, ‘We talking about practice?’ Did I work hard in practice? No. Never. And let me tell you why. The guy that I’m playing against, they’re under me. So to try and show that they’re worthy of being an NBA player, they would touch me up. So it was my philosophy… I’m not gonna get touched up twice. I’m not gonna get beat up at practice and in the game. So I will chill in practice and I’ll give you all in the game.”
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arcalades104 months
We've seen you shoot free throws Shaq; we can tell you never practiced seriously.
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theunknownknight104 months
Kobe > Shaq
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Mrtommorrow1987104 months
no wonder he never lost weight
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CAD703X104 months
"So I will chill in practice and I’ll give you all in the game."

isnt this true of all athletes?
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