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Shaq and Scottie Pippen battle on Instagram
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Shaq and Scottie Pippen battle on Instagram
Tuesday July 21st, 2015

Two NBA greats are in the midst of an Instagram war after Shaquille O’Neal said a lineup of the best Lakers of all-time would beat the best Bulls of all-time by 50 points, something to which Scottie Pippen objected.

Pippen responded by pointing out that Shaq is dealing in hypotheticals, while in the real world he and Michael Jordan won six championships together, while O’Neal won just three while in a Lakers uniform.

The Inside the NBA analyst took Pippen's riposte as declaration of war and started firing off hasty Photoshops and the back and forth only escalated from there, with Pippen mentioning Shaq’s free throw troubles, and the big man posting a clip of the Lakers defeating a Pippen-led Trail Blazers team in the 2000 playoffs.

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We would beat em by fifty "what you think". Let me know and don't hold back

A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on

Anybody need a T MOBILE SIDEKICK. I GOTTa PRETTY GOOD ONE #BESTSIDEKICKEVER

A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on

Easy big fella... if only you were as good at free throws as you are talking smack! @shaq

A photo posted by Scottie Pippen (@scottiepippen) on

Speaking of being a sidekick... if I recall correctly you know a thing or two about that as well. @shaq

A photo posted by Scottie Pippen (@scottiepippen) on

@SCOTTINA PIPPEN

A photo posted by DR. SHAQUILLE O'NEAL Ed.D. (@shaq) on

Horace Grant, who played with both Pippen and Shaq, stepped in to try to broker a peace agreement between the two.

Pippen then threw down the gauntlet by sharing a photo of his six championship rings, which is two more than Shaq has.

Game over, @shaq. All that's ever mattered to me is winning and we did plenty of that in Chicago...

A photo posted by Scottie Pippen (@scottiepippen) on

But Shaq had an answer.

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