What Will @Shaq Say Tonight on @NBAonTNT? Will He Address Puerto Rican Controversy?

Mar 1, 2012
5:55 PM

Two days ago, the Twitter feed of former NBA star and current TNT Sports analyst Shaquille O'Neal hinted on Twitter that he might address the surrounding controversy regarding an encounter with a Puerto Rican sports reporter during All-Star Weekend in Orlando. Today on Twitter, after several tweets late Sunday night and more tweets on Tuesday about the incident with Emilio Pérez of @tabpr, Shaq is tweeting about cognac and has not addressed the story at all.

Tonight, Shaq will be on the air with the rest of the NBA on TNT crew. Will this be the time to address his alleged actions or will he ignore them? Will he add more to his denouncement of "yellow journalism" or will he be quiet about it and just talk basketball? Since Shaq is an employee of a private media company, it would be perplexing to us that he just sweeps this under the rug, but who knows? We reached out to TNT Sports for comment about Shaq's Tuesday tweet, but they never returned out call, and after several tweets to Shaq for clarification, we didn't get an answer either.

All that we have is a tweet from Tuesday. We will see. TNT begins it NBA broadcast tonight at 8 pm EST. We wonder if most of Puerto Rico will be watching.