Shaquille O’Neal Says Lakers’ LeBron James Is ‘Doing Things That Will Never Be Broken’

During an interview with DJ Siddiqi of Forbes, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal talked about Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James

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O’Neal believes LeBron will finish his storied career with the Lakers. 

“He probably will,” O’Neal said. “LeBron is the experienced author who doesn’t have to write another book. All of his books have been novels and best sellers. The four rings — definitely a Hall of Fame player — the 40,000 points and counting. He’s doing things that will never be broken. He’s just trying to add more chapters to the book.”

LeBron can become an unrestricted free agent this summer if he declines his 2024-25 player option with the Lakers worth $51.4 million. The four-time MVP and four-time Finals MVP is still putting up elite numbers despite being the oldest player (39) in the NBA. 

“I don’t know how many years he has left, but looks really good out there,” O’Neal said. “Looks to me he has three or four years left.”

The NBA’s all-time leading scorer, LeBron is averaging 25.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 8.0 assists this season while shooting 53.0% from the field, 40.7% from beyond the arc and 74.2% from the free-throw line. 

LeBron is 14th in the NBA in points, 15th in points per game, eighth in assists and seventh in assists per game. 

A 20-time All-Star, LeBron is first in NBA history in points, second in field goals, fourth in assists, ninth in steals, fifth in triple-doubles, seventh in points per game, third in player efficiency rating and eighth in 3-point field goals. 

LeBron is the only player in NBA history to rank top five all-time in both points and assists. He’s also the only player to have at least 40,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 career assists. 

LeBron holds career averages of 27.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.4 assists. He’s arguably the best player in NBA history. 

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