Shaq Enjoys Playing Against Joel Przybilla, No Matter How Old He Gets
I don't know if Przybilla has talked trash to Shaq in the past, or if his attempt to be physical with Shaq is something the Diesel has taken personally over the years. The only incident I can remember between the two is this one from last season, but it happened only a minute into that game, so the animosity probably didn't start that night. (Oh, and they had to be separated in this one too.) In any case, Shaq gets up to play against the Blazers' big man, and after his performance tonight, he was feeling good enough to run a little smack.
"Przybilla can't guard me when I'm 27, 37 or 47," O'Neal said. When it was mentioned that Przybilla would probably be seen a lot in a Shaquille O'Neal highlight reel, Shaq smiled and said, "Thanks, Przybilla."
Again, I'm not sure exactly how many incidents there have been between these two over the years. But whatever has gone down seems to be enough to get Shaq going when the two face each other, even at this late stage of his career.