Damian Lillard Fires Back at Shaq in Latest Diss Track: 'Kobe Won You Them Rings'

Damian Lillard dropped his third rap album in August, and the Blazers point guard may have started a new rap beef in a recent podcast appearance after calling out Shaquille O'Neal.

“I think I rap better than Shaq," Lillard said on the Joe Budden Podcast in September. "I think he was viewed as Shaq. ... People weren’t looking like this [is] a real rapper. It was like, ‘That’s Shaq rapping.’ So, of course, it was a big deal.”

O'Neal didn't take kindly to Lillard's critique. The three-time Finals MVP released a diss track on his Instagram on Thursday, including a slew of lines that may cut deep for the Portland star.

"Take time to respond, there is no hurry," Shaq rapped. "You'll never be Westbrook, never be Steph Curry."

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Lillard clapped back with a track of his own on Tuesday, providing a SoundCloud link before heading to practice. 

"New school got new hits, Space Jam, not Blue Chips," Lillard rapped on the track Reign Reign Go Away. "Hangman, you shoes s---, Game 6, I'm too lit. ... We both could be working at Kinkos, but Kobe won you them rings, though. "

Perhaps Lillard won the rap battle, though he has a ways to go to match Shaq's NBA accolades. The Big Diesel retired in 2011 after 15 All-Star appearances and four championships. 

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