Shaquille O'Neal was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday night and during his induction speech took a moment to thank all of his coaches and teammates throughout his career while also jokingly took a little shot at former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant.
“I'd like to thank Kobe Bryant, a guy that pushed me to three titles — and then pushed me off the team and got me traded,” O'Neal joked.
O'Neal was elected to 14 NBA All-Star teams in his career. He won the Rookie of the Year award with the Orlando Magic after being selected with the No. 1 pick in the 1992 draft. He went on to win four NBA champions and took home the Finals MVP honors on three occasions. He was the NBA’s MVP in 2000. He ranks seventh all-time in scoring, sixth all-time for shots made, 14th in rebounds and eighth in blocks in the NBA. He was selected to 14 All-NBA teams, including eight First Team selections, during his career.