Shaq:Disses Puerto Rico
Allegedly, Shaquille O’Neal had a verbal confrontation with Emilio Pérez who is a Puerto Rico sports talk personality of the Tiro al Blanco (TAB) show, during All Star game weekend. Apparently, on Saturday (February 25, 2012) at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, Emilio approached one of Shaquille’s body guards and asked for a picture for fans in Puerto Rico. The bodyguard did not see a problem with this request and allowed Emilio to approach Shaquille. He humbly asked Shaquille for a picture and Shaquille replied, “It is not going to happen”, Emelio replied, “”Only one quick picture Mr. Shaq for all your fans in Puerto Rico”. Shaquille then raised his voice and belligerently replied, “I said it’s not going to happen. Now leave!”
“I do not need new fans, I have already enough money in the bank … and in fact, what the hell is Puerto Rico … if just a simple place just over ¼ of an inch on the map. I’m not interested and do not affect me. ” Shaquille O’Neal
Later it was said Shaquille made comments about Emilio’s figure and weight. Emilio replied to Shaquille, “”You know because of your attitude this could lose you a lot of fans in Puerto Rico? Shaquille immediately replied, “”I do not need new fans, I have already enough money in the bank … and in fact, what the hell is Puerto Rico … if just a simple place just over ¼ of an inch on the map. I’m not interested and do not affect me.”
2 Timothy 3
1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.
This all happened in the hallway backstage and there are many witnesses who heard the incident. We will wait and see how the story develops. Remember there are two sides to a story so let’s see how Shaquille responds to this!
O’Neals latest Tweets confirm the incident happened all though he disagrees with the accuracy of Emelio Perez’s account. I do have to say he is not handling this very maturely nor winning any friends with his remarks. One thing for sure is Emilio will be talking about this on the radio and it will sound a lot worse in Spanish.