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Shaq trolled the Timberwolves’ Rudy Gobert over a missed dunk attempt with a funny one-liner

Friday night was a tough one for Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert. First, Gobert, the Defensive Player of the Year, found himself defending Dallas Mavericks star Luka Dončić with just seconds left in the fourth quarter – and Dončić gained the upper hand by sinking a cold-blooded triple to clinch the game for Dallas to win.

Then Gobert had to hear it from Dončić, who had some nice words for the Timberwolves’ big man.

But that wasn’t the only unfortunate moment for Gobert during the Timberwolves’ 109-108 loss. During the third quarter, with 10:35 to go, Gobert got the ball in the paint and rose for a dunk attempt, but it was blocked by Mavericks center Daniel Gafford.

Shaquille O’Neal, who was at the Target Center for TNT’s coverage of the game, happened to be on the ‘Shaq Cam’ during Gobert’s failed dunk attempt. The four-time NBA champion roasted Gobert with a funny one-liner in a video posted to Bleacher Report’s account on X (formerly Twitter).

“Ohhh,” Shaq exclaimed as Gobert was denied. “7 foot-Oh! 7’5″ guy gets his dunk blocked. Impressive.”

Ouch. Shaq certainly hasn’t been shy about criticizing Gobert in the past – and this was no different.

Gobert and the Timberwolves will have to hope they can dig themselves out of a 2-0 hole when the series shifts to Dallas for Game 3 on Sunday night at 8 PM ET.