Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal mysteriously leaves LeBron James off his list of the most unguardable players of all time.
LeBron James recently made his long-awaited return from injury, and it almost seemed like the player never left. In just 29 minutes on the court, the King had 24 points, 7 rebounds, and 8 assists while shooting 50% from the field. His box plus-minus was at +7, a real projection of his impressive performance despite just coming back from injury.
Given time, James will likely return to his pre-injury prime, a state where many consider him to be one of the most unguardable players of all time. However, it seems that Shaquille O’Neal disagrees with that notion completely.
The Lakers legend recently put out a list of his most unguardable players of all time. And let’s just say he called his own number before he even thought about including the chosen one.
Shaq says that he and Stephen Curry are far more unguardable than LeBron James
Shaquille O’Neal has become somewhat known for making controversial statements. Just from this season, who can forget his beef with Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell?
Since then though, the player had seemingly mellowed out a bit, choosing to compliment players more than he criticized them. However, it seems the Shaq-Diesel we all know is well and truly back. He recently shared an Instagram story that showed who he believed were the 4 most unguardable players of all time.
The pictures of himself, Stephen Curry, Michael Jordan, and Kobe Bryant were shown in the story. However, there was not even the slightest mention of LeBron James on this list.
One-possession game in crunch time.
Cue three straight @KingJames buckets 👑👑👑
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) May 15, 2021
Many believe that the TNT analyst did this as he felt salty over Jeanie Buss not including him in her list of the 5 most important Lakers of all time, but including James despite his short tenure with the franchise.
Even if that is the case though, we doubt the NBA community will pay too much heed to this list. While the greatest player of all time is heavily argued, it is almost unanimously accepted that LeBron James is indeed one of the most unguardable players of all time.