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Michael Jordan recalls being intimidated by Lakers Legend

By James Brown

Michael Jordan recalls being intimidated by Lakers Legend

Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, recalls a story where he was intimidated by Lakers legend, Shaquille O’Neal.

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Michael Jordan is one if not the best players to ever played in the NBA. Some people call him the Greatest Of All Time. However, now the former Chicago Bulls player recalls a story where he faced Lakers Legend Shaquille O’Neal and he felt intimidated by his rival's size.

Michael Jordan recalls a story in an appearance on "Icons Club" podcast on The Ringer, where he faced the Lakers legend, "Shaq's the biggest player I've ever seen, in terms of physicality," Jordan recalled. "He was this big, massive guy when I came back from baseball, so I was somewhat intimidated.

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The all-star player recalls a story where Shaq showed that, even with his size, he was a great person. "So I went right at him and he just knocked me straight to the floor, and then he reached down to pick me up. I said, 'Nah, he didn't mean it, he's a nice guy.' If he had left me, stepped over me, a la the old school, I would've been somewhat intimidated," explained the five-time MVP.

Shaq continued having a great career with the Orlando Magic, then he signed on with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won his first to championship and ended up winning the three-peat alongside Kobe Bryant. He actually was with the last team that beat Michael Jordan in a playoff game.

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According to Shaquille O'Neal, once LeBron James surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time scoring record, there will be no arguments made to not declare James as the Greatest Of All Time, above Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Kareem.


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