Shaquille O'Neal slams NBA top 10 list he's not happy with his placing
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Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal is unhappy with the position that was handed to him and former teammate Kobe Bryant on a list of the greatest ever NBA stars.
There is still some debate about who the 'Greatest of all time' is when it comes to the NBA, though it's usually only between Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Recently it was revealed that a majority of current players consider Jordan the real GOAT, which is no real surprise considering what he achieved.
James' teammates at LA Lakers clearly think it's their man who should top the list however, making goat noises during a post game interview.
However it's the men behind Jordan and LeBron which has really caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the sport.
ESPN ranked the all time top 10 list of NBA stars back in May 2020, with the outlet's basketball experts voting on "thousands of head-to-head matchups, taking into consideration both total career value and peak performance."
That list threw up the Chicago Bulls' legend in top spot followed by the younger pretender in second place but it's the bottom of the list that has caught the attention of Lakers legend Shaq.
Despite the list being three years only he posted about on social media this week, saying: "Y’all agree with this? I DON’T.. KOBE #9 and me #10??? Hell to the nawwww."
Y’all agree with this? I DON’T.. KOBE #9 and me #10??? Hell to the nawwww pic.twitter.com/VbU2lRNoz2— SHAQ (@SHAQ) June 4, 2023
The 51-year-old and fellow former Lakers star Bryant made quite the dominant duo in the early 2000s, winning three NBA Championships together.
Shaq won a fourth ring with Miami Heat in 2006 and Bryant stayed in LA to win another two more, before retiring from the sport in 2016.
Last year former NBA star Jamal Crawford also showed his dissatisfaction towards the list, posting: "ESPN.. Ima let you finish, buttt we don’t respect any list Kobe isn’t top five…"
Both Shaq and Bryant are amongst the list of players who have been inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in the past.
One of the reasons people rate LeBron so highly is his numerous NBA rings with different teams, having claimed the championship with the Heat, Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
He may get the chance to add a fourth team to that list, with the 'King' linked with a potential move to the Dallas Mavericks.