Shaquille O’Neal has been highly critical of the Lakers lately. Even though the former super star won three championships with the Lakers, Shaq had some harsh words when it came to talking about the current state of the Lakers.
“When you mean ‘turn it around,’ do you mean a championship? Because that’s done. That’s not happening unless they make a miraculous trade and get four new people. Who do they have on the Lakers? I’m not sure. I’m not joking. Do they even have anyone to trade that somebody would want?”
— Shaquille O’Neal via ESPN
Shaq was loved in Los Angeles during his stay with the team. Shaq has never sugar coated the Lakers state and will continue not to do so. Shaq has also been highly critical of them on TNT, discussing his displeasure with the way things are being handled.
Many other Lakers such as Magic Johnson have also spoke up on the Lakers state. Johnson was highly critical of Owner, Jim Buss. The Lakers have a young core with Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson, D’Angelo Russell, and the other rookies they have drafted. Will the Lakers start turning things around or will this require a brand new team to get back to championship contention.