by Marcel Mutoni

Ouch.

Shaquille O’Neal has invented more nicknames for NBA players (including himself) than perhaps anyone else in League history, but he took things to a whole new level when addressing the Raptors’ star forward, Chris Bosh.

Bosh complained after O’Neal gave the Raptors 45 on Friday night, claiming the Suns’ center was camping in the lane for much of the night. You just knew that Shaq would have a stinging comeback, and boy did he ever.

From the Arizona Republic:

“I heard what Chris Bosh said, and that’s strong words coming from the RuPaul of big men,” O’Neal said. “I’m going to do the same thing (in their next meeting) I did before – make him quit. Make ‘em quit and complain. It’s what I do.”

Damn, as if Bosh wasn’t already having a bad enough year.

Shaq is back to his old dominating, swaggering self. After destroying the Raptors’ front line, he abused the Lakers yesterday in an impressive Phoenix victory.

Here’s to hoping The Diesel has a little more left in the ol’ tank; the League still needs him and his endless comedy.