JaVale McGee and Shaquille O’Neal are still going at it. After the feud between Hall of Fame center turned “Inside the NBA” commentator Shaquille O’Neal and third-string Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee achieved “threats of violence on Twitter” status on Thursday night, our Dan Devine expressed hope this strange obsession would end there. Both the Warriors and O’Neal didn’t hesitate to escalate the matter to another level Friday.
ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard used his daily morning show Friday to defend himself, 24 hours after his comments on Magic Johnson ignited an internal firestorm and had one colleague, Keyshawn Johnson, accusing him of racism. Le Batard, a veteran ESPN sports personality, didn’t as much rebut the racism claims — he didn’t think he needed to based on his “history” — as he attributed the angry responses to a larger race problem in the United States.
Lonzo Ball is likely off to the NBA next year, where, his day says, he’ll be better than the reigning unanimous MVP. UCLA’s Lonzo Ball is still in college but his father, LaVar, already knows where his son is going to be playing after college: The Los Angeles Lakers. “My son will only play for the Lakers,” LaVar Ball said on The Kevin and Mike Show, a local Arizona sports radio show.