In an interview with Vibe, recently retired NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal said he didn’t think former teammate Steve Nash deserved two MVP awards.
When asked by Vibe if the future Hall-of-Fame center underachieved because he was only able to win one MVP in his career, O’Neal answered:
“Steve Nash is my boy, but I don’t see how [expletive] he got it twice. I was taught never to complain because you can’t beat the system. People know who the real dominant guy was. But Steve Nash, I don’t want to say it”
While O’Neal was considered one of the more dominant players to play during his era, his only MVP came in the 1999-00 season when he averaged 26.7 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game. He was also named the NBA Finals MVP three times.
Nash won back-to-back MVP awards in 2004-05 and 2005-06.