Date: 6/23/2008

You know the old athletic adage: what happens on the road stays on the road-unless it ends up in a court affidavit. After rape charges against Kobe Bryant were dropped in 2003, Bryant was quoted by TMZ as saying that he, "should have done what Shaq does...Shaq would pay his women not to say anything." Shaquille O'Neal used those words and Bryant's 2008 NBA Finals loss to the Celtics to diss his old teammate in an on-stage freestyle that would later go viral. Shaq's verse, which asks Kobe "how his ass tastes" also blamed Kobe for his divorce and insinuated that the Lakers star couldn't win a ring without him. The expectations of playing for the Lakers are crippling enough, now Kobe's got to play with the fear of a rap beef. This can't be life.