Shaquille O’Neal added that Derrick Coleman wagged his finger at him after the dunk. O’Neal then looked in the stands and saw his parents were disappointed with him. It happened during Shaq’s rookie year, but the play made him mad.
When the Orlando Magic played against the New Jersey Nets later that season, O’Neal proceeded to break the backboard as revenge. Coleman spoke about postering the Hall of Famer in an appearance on the Knuckleheads podcast.
« We’re going back and forth, laughing, talking sh*t, » Coleman said. « When I drove that b*tch and banged it on his motherf***ing head, I hit him with that. »