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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 05/22/2012

Shaquille O’Neal responds to Michael Lee tweet on air

During a segment of last night’s episode of Inside the NBA, a tweet by our own Michael Lee got its 15 seconds of fame.

Toward the end of a discussion about the Lakers, the folks at TNT threw this tweet on the screen.

Lee was referring to one of the many monikers of Ron Artest (or Metta World Peace, or whatever). This prompted a reaction from Shaq, whose Wikipedia page lists at least 17 different career nicknames, most of them self-anointed.

“First of all, Mr. Michael Lee, you address me as Dr. O’Neal. Second of all, I earned all my names, tough guy.”

Is a nickname really “earned” when you make it up yourself?

I’d love to show you the video here, but the NBA has a lot of fun rules about content and such. But you can go to this link, find the segment titled “Can The Lakers Be fixed” and skip to the 3:30 mark.

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