Pitting Himself Against Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal Breaks Down The 21 Times He Faced Off Against The Bulls Legend


often uses social media platforms to share his opinions. The TNT analyst does so by sharing different facts and sometimes even memes. This time, Shaq shared a graphic displaying his head-to-head record against . The post by that O’Neal shared on his Instagram Story, broke down all the 21 games that the two legends faced off against each other.

Like most of his other rivals, Michael Jordan has won more games against Shaquille O’Neal. Out of the 21 matchups between the two, His Airness has won 12. While six of those wins came in the regular season, MJ also holds a 6-4 record against Shaq in the postseason.


Shaquille O’Neal claimed Michael Jordan was his GOAT

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls did get their revenge for the 1995 playoff in the very next postseason. Shaquille O’Neal led the Orlando Magic to fight their way through the Eastern Conference Finals. 

“I take pride in being the last guy to beat Michael Jordan in a playoff situation,” Shaq .

The Los Angeles Lakers legend has often given his take on the GOAT debate. While he keeps sharing graphics with different opinions, Shaq once spoke about the infamous topic on Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast.

According to the big man, even after LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to become the NBA’s leading scorer, Michael Jordan was still his pick as the GOAT.

“I think the greatest player is Michael Jordan,” Shaq revealed.

The Big Aristotle has always looked up to Air Jordan. Thus it is pretty clear that his admiration for the legend is the reason behind being proud of the fact that he was the last player to defeat Jordan.