As we all know, Shaquille O'neal didn't leave the Los Angeles Lakers on the best of terms. There's a ton of bad blood there that we've had opportunity to see play out in the newspapers, on cell phone video cameras, and on nationally televised Christmas Day games.
One of the best moments of the Shaq v. Lakers battle was the first match up between Shaq and his replacement, Andrew Bynum. For those of you that don't remember what took place during that match up, here's a reminder:
That was the last time the two big men played against each other, as injuries to both Shaq and Bynum have prevented them from matching up since that time.
Since their last match up, Andrew Bynum has developed into a pretty good center. He has been struggling get back to his pre-injury form, but is still playing better than most of the centers in the league. Shaq has slowed down a bit over the last few seasons, but seems to be having a bit of a resurrection this season. Given how much Shaq doesn't like to be shown up, you know that Shaq is going to bring it tonight. As well, from their past match up, we know that Bynum is not going to back down from Shaq's attempt to punk him. Can you say "must see TV"?
Be sure to catch it tonight on TNT at 7:30pm.