Shaq Speaks His Mind

Stan Van Gundy
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Stan Van Gundy

After Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy called him out for flopping against Dwight Howard in a March 2009 game, Shaq unloaded on the man who coached him over two seasons in Miami: "Flopping to me is doing it more than one time, and I realized when I tried to take the charge, as I went down, I realized that that play reminded me of his whole coaching career. And one thing I really despise is a front-runner, so I know for a fact that he's a master of panic, and when it gets time for his team to go in the postseason and do certain things, he will let them down because of his panic. I've been there before, I've played for him."

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