Shaq Book: The Diesel Trashes Kobe

Shaquille O'Neal is at it again. This time, the Diesel is releasing a tell-all book called Shaq Uncut: My Story (released on November 15) that takes you through his storied NBA career that saw him rise to legendary status after winning three straight NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers and another with the Miami Heat, as well as other fun stops along the way.

And while there were good times, there were bad ones, too.

O'Neal details his tumultuous relationship with Lakers superstar and his former teammate, Kobe Bryant in the book. A few excerpts are available to read at Deadspin.com as well as after the jump.

Here's a small sampling from Shaq's book regarding Kobe.

So I'm on edge because I don't have a new deal, and Kobe is on edge because he might be going to jail, so we're taking it out on each other. Just before the start of the '03-'04 season the coaching staff called us in and said, "No more public sparring or you'll get fined." ... Phil was tired of it. Karl Malone and Gary Payton were sick of it. ... So what happens? Immediately after that Kobe runs right out to Jim Gray and does this interview where he lets me have it. He said I was fat and out of shape. He said I was milking my toe injury for more time off, and the injury wasn't even that serious. (Yeah, right. It only ended my damn career.) He said I was "lobbying for a contract extension when we have two Hall of Famers playing pretty much for free." I'm sitting there watching this interview and I'm gonna explode. Hours earlier we had just promised our coach we'd stop. It was a truce broken. I let the guys know, "I'm going to kill him."

Read the rest of the excerpts over at Deadspin.com. Definitely worth the click.

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