The G.O.A.T. debate is never-ending between Michael Jordan and LeBron James. However, Shaquille O’Neal thinks the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance” establishes a G.O.A.T.
“It just cements and dispels the conversation about having anybody else named the greatest player ever. For all the new millennials that buy his shoes but never seen him play, they should see why he’s so valuable. It just cements and puts in perspective why he’s the best player ever, period.”
Yes, Michael Jordan won 6 championships. He also was 6-0 in the finals, but Shaquille O’Neal goes on further to say,
“If you look at the documentary, you see all the stuff he did, all the stuff he went through, and he’s 6-0 in the finals – with no legitimate big man. Who else can say that? Who else can say I’m 6-0 in the finals and I don’t have a big man? Nobody.”
While the 6-0 record is impressive, is Shaquille O’Neal forgetting that the bulls had a legitimate big man for 3 of the 6 they won? Dennis Rodman may not be much of a threat on the offensive end, but his defense was superb. Not to mention, he’s arguably one of the best rebounders of all time. For the 3 other championships that Rodman wasn’t present for, Horace Grant was there for the Bulls, who’s presence in the paint really impacted the Bulls.