Shaquille O’Neal says there was someone better than Michael Jordan in his opinion. Any guesses as to who he’s speaking of? Click to find out
“Mike,” said O’Neal, winner of four NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-2002) and the Miami Heat (2006). “I think you have to go with a young Jordan every time.”
O’Neal was addressing an issue which has captured the imagination during the NBA off-season after both James and Jordan insisted they would win if they clashed at the height of their powers.
In comments splashed by media, Jordan said he would come out on top “No question”, while James retorted to the NBC’s Today show: “I’m gonna take myself versus anybody”.
But Shaq, 43, said he’d side with Chicago Bulls star Jordan over Cleveland’s James.
“It would be an interesting game,” said O’Neal. “Young LeBron was more like (Lakers Hall of Famer) Magic Johnson. He was sort of like Magic with Jordan’s abilities. He liked to pass, and he liked to get it up.
“But Mike was Mike. He was just special, like no one else. He always did things no one else could do, and things you couldn’t compare to anyone else. So he was special, and he’d win.”
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