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Patrick Beverley is a much needed addition to the Lakers, says four-time NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal. The 34-year-old shooting guard who is known for his defense is also one of the most vocal players.

“Stay off my boy Pat,” Shaq said on The Big Podcast. “I’ve got nothing bad to say about Pat. Know why? He play the game like it’s supposed to be played. Not these dudes making $200-300M and can’t play at all.

“And then when they get traded, y’all talking about “Oh, Shaq hatin’.” Shaq know what the hell he talking about. That’s why both they ass up out of there. Yeah, remember that? Utah fans? Yeah, remember that?

“Listen, you want a guy like that on the team. A guy like that, you don’t tamper with. I played with a guy like that named [Gary Payton]. GP used to come in talking crazy. Think we going to say something back? Nope. Because you know why? He going to do that on the court. You know that helps you do? Win your fourth championship. Lakers need a guy like that. L.A. gonna love Pat Beverley. Watch.”