The hits keep coming for Dennis Schroder. Everyone seems to be piling on him after his unceremonious exit from the Los Angeles Lakers. Turning $84 million in guaranteed money into less than $6 million will do that to you.
Add Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal to the growing list of Schroder critics. The big Diesel posted a tragic graphic of Schroder on Instagram depicting the point guard’s fall from financial grace, then added insult to injury with a stinging caption.
Shaq has never been afraid to speak his mind unfiltered. But he wasn’t the only Lakers icon who slandered Dennis Schroder for spurning the the purple & gold. Just last week, it was Robert Horry who laid into the German scorer.
“You said, ‘Oh, I want to return to the Lakers.’ But you wanted to play games. Now you are the disaster of your own game plan. You don’t know what you’re going to do. You probably lost about $60 million because you didn’t sign with the Lakers.
Robert Horry didn’t hold back on how he feels about Dennis Schröder 😳
— The Laker Files (@LakerFiles) August 6, 2021
At the time, it seemed like an exaggeration to say that Schroder had given up $60 million in rejecting the Lakers offer. But it ended up being too conservative as Dennis Schroder could’ve even finagle a full MLE from the Boston Celtics.