When Shaquille O’Neal declared LSU women’s basketball player, Angel Reese, “the greatest athlete ever to come out of LSU sports,” he got pushback for making that statement. Some stated he was, and others have said former LSU football player, Joe Burrow fits that bill. But, one former player, a very respected and decorated former LSU athlete disagrees with Shaq on his coronation.
According to TMZ, track, and field legend, Lolo Jones has something to say to the NBA Hall of Famer for anointing Reese the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of all time).
Although she admittingly said that she wouldn’t say that she deserves the title, she is definitely in the conversation. As a student at LSU, Jones, who went on to make a bigger splash in the Olympics actually won MORE titles than the aforementioned Burrow. She won 3 NCAA titles as she earned 11 All-American honors while being a student-athlete.
But, she thinks Shaq was “high” on pain medication and wanted to stir the pot with the claim.
“Shaq knew what he was doing,” Jones said. “Shaq’s just bored. He’s coming off hip surgery. He’s chilling at home. I think Shaq, honestly, is high on some pain medicines. The list is so big with LSU.”
Jones goes on to name several Olympians who attended LSU to make a valid point against Shaq’s statement. She also mentions baseball athletes that attended the university have had great stats while attending.
“So, for Shaq to have the audacity to say ‘she’s the best ever,'” Jones continued, “I’m like, ‘Bro, chill on the pain meds,’ because that list is arduous. So long.”
She acknowledges the awards and accomplishments she has won but insists that she means no disrespect toward Reese.
“We’re not hating on Angel. We love to see it. She’s cooking. Let her keep cooking. But I’m telling you, LSU track and field is the powerhouse for that university.”
She goes on to state that LSU track and field has the most national titles.
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Lolo Jones Calls Shaq Out For Calling Angel Reese The G.O.A.T. for LSU: ‘Bro, Chill on the Pain Meds’