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Shaquille O'Neal says LeBron James can't be in conversation for greatest Laker

Shaquille O'Neal says LeBron James can't be in conversation for greatest Laker
Published On: Mon, Sep 17
Mar 27, 2015; Orlando, FL, USA; Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal is introduced as he was inducted into the Magic Hall of Fame during the first half against the Detroit Pistons at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers have added All-Star LeBron James to the mix this offseason in free agency, which has added yet another all-time great talent to their historic franchise.

Although James has put together an illustrious career, Hall of Famer and former Lakers Shaquille Oa€™Neal recently voiced on the Official Lakers podcast that the 33-year-old cana€™t enter the conversation for the greatest player in team history because of the short amount of time he will be in Los Angeles in comparison to the other previous greats. (h/tA Dan DuangdaoA of Lakers Nation)

a€œStop it. You cana€™t come here and play one year and be involved in the conversation for best Laker ever. Stop it. Are you kidding me? a€¦ No disrespect to LeBron. Hea€™s a great player, but you cana€™t come here one year and be in that conversation. Listen, Magic, Worthy, Kobe, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain. Thata€™s a lot.a€

This isna€™t any strike against James and the caliber of player he is, but rather he wona€™t spend enough time to have put together a long enough career with the Lakers. Each of those previous greats including Oa€™Neal played a sizeable chunk of their respective time in the league with the franchise as the four-time league MVP is under contract for up to the next four seasons.

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