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Shaquille O’Neal vs. Stan Van Gundy

Shaquille O'Neal vs. Stan Van Gundy

Miami Heat 2006

Shaquille O’Neal may have missed the memo on starting a feud with your coach while you still play for him, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take your shots years after being separated. While Stan Van Gundy only coached Shaq for just over one season in Miami, clearly those 100-plus games left a very lasting impression. After Van Gundy skewered Shaq for flopping in a 2009 game against Van Gundy’s Orlando Magic, O’Neal responded by calling his former coach “a front-runner,” “a nobody,” and a “master of panic.” The incident pretty much ended there, as Van Gundy got the last word when he said “if you’re going to dish it out, you’ve got to be able to take it. And I can take it.”