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Shaquille O’Neal says LeBron James on path to become greatest ever

Shaquille O’Neal

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Shaquille O’Neal has claimed that if LeBron James passes Hall of Famer and Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and becomes the all-time leading scorer in NBA history, he would be “the best player” ever.

After the NBA pregame show on the Bucks and Nets game and Lakers and Warriors at Staples Center, O’Neal has opened up on James, saying:

“I know what he’s doing. Championships are great, but he’s trying to pass Kareem up. That’s what he is doing. I know exactly what he’s doing. Cause now if you pass Kareem up, it ain’t no talk about who the best player ever is. Think about that? I saw he needed to average [25] points or something like that the next few years, which he will do. He can do that in two more years.”

Then he added:

“He’s got four rings and he becomes the highest scorer in the NBA history. He’s the best ever. Ain’t nothing you can say.

“Cause if I would have passed Wilt [Chamberlain] in scoring, you know me. I would have been, ‘I’m the most dominate ever.’ I don’t want to hear [Chamberlain’s] name no more.”

“I mean, that’s what he is really trying to do. Ring No. 5 would be cool, but if he get’s that leading scorer, the highest scorer ever in the league … I’d take that.

“He’d be No. 1. He’d be the leading scorer. Me, I want to be the leading scorer in the league because now it ain’t no conversation about who is the best ever in the league. Who is going to break it? Nobody.”

Source: LA Times

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