It’s safe for me to assume we’re all aware of the Jim Rome/Jim Everett incident, right? You know, the one where he called Everett “Chris” in reference to female tennis star Chris Evert and ended up getting pancaked for it. If Rome thought that was a scary moment in his life, he should accept Shaq’s boxing match challenge. After all, it’d be for a good cause according to the newest Boston Celtic.
Although Kobe does have more rings now, Shaq apparently got pretty pissed when Rome said that he “never approached the game with the dedication and discipline of Kobe Bryant.” A war of the words on Twitter followed shortly after Rome made the comments on his show on Wednesday:
SHAQ: Jim rome, I am happy with my career and the legacy that I have left behind,obviously u r not happy wit yur legacy I 4got u have no legacy
SHAQ: And forget the back and forth jim rome, I challenge u to a boxing match, live at espn studios, show the world if u can bak up the tuff talk
SHAQ: If u wanna see shaq box jim rome live on espn. I do if he wins ill donate my salary to a charity of his choice
Rome finally decided to get in on the action after a few Tweets from Shaq, and of course back down and not agree to the fight:
ROME: @THE_REAL_SHAQ For 8 mill, maybe, but I’m not getting my face caved in for the veteran’s minimum. & you are a little out of my weight class.
SHAQ: Those that dnt respect your hard work, its ok, make em respect u as a person. Shaq oneal
ROME: @THE_REAL_SHAQ Really? You’re getting hooked and want to fight a guy with no legacy. You’re better than that. Thx 4 checking in. Bn 2 long.
SHAQ: Dats what I thought jim rome dats what I thought…..I knew, we knew it bock bock bock bock tuk yur feathers n lol
SHAQ: U been doin this since 92 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HNgqQVHI_8&feature=youtube_gdata
ROME: @THE_REAL_SHAQ You just threw the Everett card? So tired. So easy. So boring. What happened to you? Where’s the Big Aristotle? Or MDE?
Hilarious stuff. Would we expect anything less from Big Daddy Diesel? I’d love to see this actually happen. That Jim Rome truly is an obnoxious jackass sometimes.Google+