‘Kick Rocks, You Old Bastard’: Warriors Center JaVale McGee and Shaq Had a Nasty Twitter Skirmish

Retired NBA legend and current TNT analyst Shaquille O’Neal regularly features Golden State Warriors center JaVale McGee on Inside the NBA’s Shaqtin’ a Fool segment — which spotlights players who Shaq deems are acting like fools on the court.

Shaq went a step further on Thursday night, debuting a Doctor Strange parody video which had quite a bit of fun at McGee’s expense.

“I wanna thank you for getting me off the Golden State hit list,” said Shaq’s TNT colleague Charles Barkley. “They’re gonna hate you more than me!”

Barkley’s prediction promptly came true. Early Friday morning, McGee took to Twitter to rip Shaq for his continued putdowns, kicking off what quickly turned into an extremely heated exchange:

Watch above for the clip that started this battle, via TNT.

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