Shaquille O’Neal Reveals His Top 10 NBA Players of All Time: MJ, Kobe, LeBron, and More!

Lakers Legend Includes Himself in the List of Greats

To compile a list of the greatest NBA players of all time is no easy task. There are various criteria to consider, and with so many talented and generational stars in the league’s history, opinions may differ greatly. However, it’s always interesting to hear what actual players have to say, and one such legend who recently shared his top picks is the multi-time champion, Shaquille O’Neal of the Los Angeles Lakers.

In a conversation with the Los Angeles Times, O’Neal revealed his top five in no particular order: himself, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James. Following those iconic names, he continued with Tim Duncan, Karl Malone, Isiah Thomas, Allen Iverson, and Stephen Curry.

While O’Neal’s selection meant leaving out the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from the top five, he did include him in the list at the number 11 spot. This response came as a direct counter to Dr. J’s controversial top ten players, and it’s evident that personal preferences and factors play a significant role in shaping these lists.

Shaquille O’Neal, known for his dominance down low on the block, faced some of the greatest stars in the game’s history during his career. As a player with numerous accolades and championships, his opinion holds considerable weight and is certainly worth considering when discussing the greatest players in NBA history.

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