NBA Legend Shaquille O’Neal Answers Who’s the Los Angeles Lakers GOAT

By: Anannya Mitra Image credit: NBA and Twitter

Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal took to his Instagram, asking his fans who they think is the GOAT for the Lakers putting a picture with him, Kobe Bryant, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in it.

Points: Shaq tops the PPG among the four legends with an impressive 27.0, whereas Kobe comes right after, with 25.0. Kareem comes third with 22.5pts, while Johnson has 19.5 points per game.

Rebounds: Yet again, Shaq tops it with an impressive 11.8 rebounds, and Kareem stands runners-up with a 9.4. Johnson is placed third with a 7.2 whereas Kobe has 5.2 rebounds per game.

Assists: Magic Johnson, arguably being the exceptional point guard he is, tops this arena with 11.2. Kobe is placed second with 4.7, Kareem goes next with 3.3, whereas Shaq has 3.1.

Steals: Johnson surpassed everyone in steals by averaging 1.9 steals per game. Kobe stood second with 1.4, Kareem stands third with 0.9 while Shaq is placed fourth with a 0.6.

Blocks: Shaq and Kareem have tied in this arena with 2.5 blocks per game, with Kobe standing second at 0.5 and Johnson landing third with a 0.4.

Win Shares: This time, Kobe prevails over all of them legends with an impressive 172.2 win shares, Kareem comes second with 158.7, Johnson stands third with 155.8 and Shaq comes last with a plain 97.

While each one of them have distinct skills in different areas, fans love the Lakers with all of them united. While Shaq wanted fans to give their opinions, he asserted that “all options are correct options”.

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