Old wounds were opened up a few weeks ago when Kobe Bryant was on a promotional tour through Europe. During a radio interview, Kobe trashed Shaq for the lack of time he put in during practices and workouts during the Lakers run. Same old story, as Shaq's conditioning was always a major point of contention for the duo. Shaq responds in a Q&A session with the 'New York Times' below.
According to nytimes.com:
Kobe Bryant reportedly criticized you when he was in Italy recently. “I like players who workout,” Bryant said, according to a post on Sportando. “I use to do that 6, 7 hours per day. I cannot stand players who practice for 30 minutes. I need to say something to them.” Any response?
No. I don’t need to work out. My numbers speak for itself. My three Finals M.V.P.s speaks for itself.