Shaq doesn't understand the hate for New York.
The New York Knicks have struggled over the last few years and it's been something they haven't exactly been able to fix. Despite players like Enes Kanter and Kristaps Porzingis, the Knicks continue to disappoint their fans who have been clamoring for a championship for years. At this point, it seems as though the team is just cursed to lose. Although for former NBA star and current analyst Shaquille O'Neal, New York should be a prime spot for talented young players.
In an interview with TMZ, Shaq spoke on the Knicks saying "If I was a youngster, Madison Avenue would be turning into Shaq Avenue."
Over the last few seasons, plenty of free agents have avoided the Knicks to go somewhere else. For Shaq, he doesn't quite understand why saying there is plenty of opportunity beyond basketball in the Big Apple.
"People always talk about business and business after basketball. Knicks don't have a star player, so any superstar that comes there, Madison Avenue is going to open up them doors," Shaq explained.
The Knicks have had an abysmal season thus far. They are 14th in the Eastern Conference and have a record of 10-33.