Article
Shaquille O'Neal explains why he wasn' t as tough on LeBron James compared to Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade !
2024/04/23

ADVERTISEMENT

Shaquille O'Neal truly has one of the most decorated careers in NBA history. Four NBA titles and a plethora of individual accolades populate his hefty resume. Apart from the hardware, the Big Diesel also got to play with three of the greatest players in their prime: Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James.

LeBron figured it out early

In his book "Shaq Uncut: My Story," O'Neal touched upon the difference between the three stars.

He noted that he was least demanding on LeBron James among the three.

"I always tell people in terms of being tough on the young stars, I was a 10 with Kobe and a 4 with DWade and a 1 with LeBron. I didn't say anything to LeBron—didn't have to. He had it figured out at a very young age," Shaq wrote.

Shaq joined the Cleveland Cavaliers at the tail-end of his career. After winning a title in Miami, experts still believed Shaq still had in it him to guide a younger team to a championship.

ADVERTISEMENT

A 25-year-old LeBron James was already on top of the basketball world by the 2009-10 NBA season. All he needed was a ring on his finger. And the organization believed the Big Diesel was that one missing piece.

The Wine and Gold did pretty well with Shaq in the fold. They notched a 61-21 record — the best in the league. James also won his second straight MVP trophy. Perhaps this is the main reason why Shaq did not get into James' ear in his lone stint there.

The article is not finished. Click on the next page to continue.

ADVERTISEMENT

Get Ready for a Mind-Blowing Ride: The Unforgettable Impact of TV Finales
2024/05/21
A Milestone Celebration: Alda and Farrell Reflect on MAS*H's 50 Years
2024/05/21
Breaking News: Emma Kok Shares Her Life Through Music in André Rieu's Upcoming Abu Dhabi Concert!
2024/05/21
Why MASH’s Finale Is Still The Most Watched TV Episode Of All Time?!
2024/05/21
Why Colonel Blake’s Shock MASH Death Was Groundbreaking?!
2024/05/21
Don't Miss Out on the Shocking Twist: MAS*H's Laugh Track Revolution
2024/05/21
Beyond the Battlefield: The Untold Story of the "MASH" Actor Who Became a Disney Legend
2024/05/21
Beyond the Battlefield: How One "MASH" Actor Enchanted Millions with 2 Words in "Beauty and the Beast"
2024/05/21
He Played a Priest, But His Family Were Methodists! Discover William Christopher's Secret on MAS*H
2024/05/21
Before Father Mulcahy: Discover 3 Humble Beginnings of William Christopher's Acting Career
2024/05/21
🚨Breaking News: Taylor Swift Reignites Kim Kardashian Feud in Surprise Album Drop!
2024/05/21
💔🎤Shocking Claim: 50 Cent Says Eminem Is Better Than ANY Black Artist - Fans Divided!
2024/05/21
👊💥Breaking: 50 Cent Takes Aim at Jay-Z: "Hibernating" Until Puff Feud Blows Over! The Ultimate Rap Industry Troller Strikes Again!
2024/05/21
More Than Just a Priest: William Christopher's Quest to Make Father Mulcahy Real (And Why It Mattered)
2024/05/21
💔🔥J. Cole's Heartfelt Reason For Rapping Will Leave You Speechless!
2024/05/21
🔥 Breaking News: Kim Kardashian Unfazed by Taylor Swift's Song and Tom Brady's Roast!
2024/05/20
Snoop Dogg's Craziest Confession: You Won't Believe What He Smoked Out Of!😱🔥
2024/05/20
🔥🎤Diddy's Son King Combs Claps Back at 50 Cent with Diss Track After Brutal Memes!
2024/05/20
🚨Breaking News: T.I. Exposes Drake & Kendrick's SHOCKING Truth! You Won't Believe This!
2024/05/20
Final Curtain: The Tear-Jerking Conclusion to 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' You Can't Miss! 😢🎬
2024/05/20