Shaquille O’Neal and Draymond Green have both got arguments as the greatest players at what they do. The duo can empathize with each other.
One facet of sports conversation in daily life revolves around all-time rankings of players. This could be done for different aspects, for different positions, and just as an overall GOAT debate too.
LeBron James and Michael Jordan are a part of the ongoing GOAT conversation today. Perhaps 10 years later, this topic shifts to Luka Doncic or Giannis vs Michael Jordan – you never know.
It’s really the life-blood of sports talk to get currently disinterested fans back in the sport. Seeing an all-time talent take over the sport and generate debates is it’s own guilty pleasure.
Shaquille O’Neal and Draymond Green have both indulged in this conversation a lot. Draymond Green is often called one of the greatest defenders of all time. He had the nerve to declare himself as the de facto greatest defender ever.
Draymond Green anoints Shaquille O’Neal as the most dominant over Wilt Chamberlain
Nischelle Turner asked the Warriors star a question about why he viewed himself as the GOAT defender recently. Before Dray could answer, O’Neal jumped to his side to give his own side of all these debates:
“Hold on one second. As his older, OG brother, let me stick up for him. That’s what the hell you’re supposed to think, you totally supposed to think that.”
“Not only that, we always get on people that don’t have the hardware. Like ‘Ok, yeah, you might be that but you ain’t got a ring, he got 3. He got G-14 classification to say that.'”
“He learned that from us, we learned that from Magic, Magic learned that from Dr. J. So all these people talking about all this stuff, that’s their opinion. Like me, I’m the baddest big motherf***er ever, in my opinion.”
“But you know they’re going to say Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem, all that and I’m cool with that. But me, when I was supposed to play, that’s what you’re supposed to think. That’s what great minds do.”