Shaquille O’Neal Shares Post Making Bold Claim on Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and GOAT debate

Published 10/03/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 06: Shaquille O’Neal appears to promote “Toys for Tots” during the AOL BUILD Series at AOL HQ on December 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)


Shaquille O’Neal arguably was one of the most dominant players the game has ever seen. Be it athletic forwards or bigger centers, Shaq absolutely destroyed his opposition. Given how destructive he was on the court, Shaq was a constant in the headlines as well.

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While he might be away from the game, Shaq is still a must in the news. Much of it is because of his bold takes and his appearances on television. Be it dissing current centers like Rudy Gobert or be it appreciating the likes of Stephen Curry, O’Neal is absolutely unfazed to speak his heart out.

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Shaquille O’Neal has a bold claim about Stephen Curry in latest post

One debate that always stays around in the NBA circuits is the GOAT debate. Be it the likes of Kobe Bryant or Michael Jordan or Lakers’ superstar LeBron James, the conversations surrounding them is never ending. But two current superstars might be on their way to make a good case to enter these conversations, Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.

While they are still in their prime, both Curry and Durant have had numerous championships and even individual accolades. With careers already worthy of a possible Hall of Fame, the duo have a claim to be named among the best.

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Shaq certainly had his seal of approval in the same. In a recent Instagram story, O’Neal shared a post where two All-time teams containing the likes of Michael Jordan and others are pipped against a team featuring Curry and Durant among others.

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There were some notable misses namely Kareem Abdul-Jabbar etc. This certainly a massive statement by O’Neal, who historically hasn’t been the biggest fan of the modern game. While Shaq might not like the perimeter dominated game, there is no doubt how talented the likes of Curry and Durant are.

With an ability to practically score from anywhere and puzzle any defense, the duo would thrive in any era as well. Do you think Shaq including these two players among the All-time greats fair? Let us know in the comments section down below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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