Shaquille O’Neal argues he’s the 2nd-best Finals performer of all-time
NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal thinks he’s the second-greatest player in Finals history.
The Big Aristotle took to Instagram and posted a picture that listed the top 10 Finals performers of all-time. Shaq is second on the list, only behind NBA legend Michael Jordan, who went 6-0 in the Finals with the Chicago Bulls during the ’90s.
This is a pretty good list here. Some fans believe the late Kobe Bryant should be higher on the list, and you can certainly make a case for it.
Having Michael Jordan at the top, though, was a no brainer. When you go six-for-six and win six Finals MVPs, nothing else needs to be said.
Jordan finished his NBA career with averages of 30.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists with the Bulls and Washington Wizards. His Airness was the 1985 Rookie of the Year, a 14-time All-Star, a three-time steals champion, an 11-time All-NBA team member, the 1998 Defensive Player of the Year, a five-time regular-season MVP, a 10-time scoring champion and a three-time All-Star Game MVP.
O’Neal, meanwhile, averaged 23.7 points and 10.9 rebounds in his career. He was a 15-time All-Star, the 1993 Rookie of the Year, the 2000 regular-season MVP and a three-time All-Star Game MVP.
Shaq is widely considered the most dominant NBA player in the history of the game.