Isaiah Rider is most famous for being a key member of the stacked UNLV Runnin’ Rebels during the early-90s, which got him drafted No. 5 overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the 1993 NBA Draft. Rider also saw himself winning an NBA title with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001 as a role player.
Joining forces with Kobe, Shaq, and the Lakers that season, Rider was joining a team looking to defend its first of three-straight championships. But, as we all now know, the dysfunction in the locker room was prevalent, with to be billed top dog. While we’ve had plenty of reminders about the feud between O’Neal and Kobe, Isaiah Rider recently described just how F’ed up things really were.
Ex-NBA player Isaiah Rider joined Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson in a remote episode of All The Smoke. Rider shared a story when Shaquille O’Neal offered him $10,000 to “get into it” with Kobe Bryant in practice. The proposed deal came just three days into Rider joining the Lakers.
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