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Shaquille O’Neal on being placed on same tier as LeBron James among Lakers greats

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A list of “LA Lakers hierarchy based on impact with the team” has been published. It includes 27 players sorted 6 tiers. Tier 1 consists of Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Meanwhile, Tier 2 has Shaquille O’Neal, LeBron James and Jerry West in it. Shaq, who three-peat as a Laker, did not approve such sorting. “I do not agree, hell no,” He wrote on Instagram in response to the list.

O’Neal spent 8 years in Los Angeles as he and Bryant formed one of the best duos of all time. Meanwhile, West was a Laker for 14 years and won a championship with the team in 1972.

Finally, James is in his third year with the Lakers. After missing the playoffs his first year in LA, he helped the team win a championship in 2020.

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