From the department of: Rats Ass, Who Gives A
Somewhere there is an AP sports reporter who, as a boy, dreamed of covering the Super Bowl or the World Series, and tomorrow morning he will pick up a newspaper to read his latest report and wonder when and why his career went so horribly horribly wrong:
The way Shaquille Oâ€™Neal sees it, he soars higher than Kobe Bryant, and heâ€™s got the rap to back it up. And the Miami Heat center isnâ€™t crazy about Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace or the rapper Skillz, either.
Oâ€™Neal, when not dominating NBA games, has dabbled in hip-hop over the years. His latest effort is a collaboration with DJ Vlad on the CD â€œHot in Here Part Five.â€
On â€œYou Not The Fightinâ€™ Type,â€ Oâ€™Neal sets out to even scores with several people: Bryant, who he believes got him traded from the Los Angeles Lakers; Wallace, whose Pistons defeated the Lakers for this yearâ€™s NBA championship; and Skillz, whose rap â€œThe Champs is Hereâ€ celebrated the Detroit victory.
â€œI heard your little interview and what Ben Wallace said. I ainâ€™t got no response for spider-web head,â€ Oâ€™Neal raps.
â€œEven with wings you never as fly as me,â€ he continues. â€œYou remind me of Kobe Bryant trying to be as high as me … but you canâ€™t … even if you get me traded … wherever Iâ€™m at, Iâ€™m Puffy; you Ma$e and youâ€™re still hated.â€
â€œThat upsets me. That angers me. That hurts me,â€ Bryant said in a story posted on ESPN.com this week. â€œThey did what they had to do. That had nothing to do with me.â€
The vast wasteland just gets vaster and wasteier…