Shaquille O’Neal Believes LeBron James’ ‘Book Is Already Set,’ Doesn’t Need To Chase Rings

LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal
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The biggest story of a 2018 NBA offseason positively was what LeBron James would confirm in giveaway agency. That was answered when James concluded to a four-year agreement with a Los Angeles Lakers on a initial day of giveaway agency.


As an unlimited giveaway agent, it was believed James was down to determining between a Cleveland Cavaliers, Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers. The Houston Rockets were mentioned as a intensity swain faded as a noticed option.

One reason for James to leave his hometown Cavaliers was for a ability to win some-more championships. However, a Lakers don’t indispensably benefaction an evident choice to accomplish as much.

Although James’ success and failures in a NBA Finals are signifiant articulate points, Lakers fable Shaquille O’Neal believes his former teammate’s bequest is already cemented, around ESPN’s Ian Begley:

“Somebody told me a prolonged time ago — they pronounced your book is already set [before a after stages of your career]. You can supplement index pages toward a end, though your book is already set. So LeBron’s book is already set,” O’Neal said. “He finished already upheld adult legends; he finished already done his symbol — he has 3 rings. His genius now is probably: we wish to get 4 before [Golden State Warriors guard] Steph [Curry] does. That’s substantially his genius now. But if we was him, we wouldn’t be perplexing to get four, 5 and 6 since it ain’t going to matter. It’s only something else to speak about, something else to supplement to a pages. He’s a legend, talked about as who is a best between he and Michael Jordan, so he’s set.”

O’Neal is right in that there is no doubt James is a approved fable and one of a biggest players to ever step feet on an NBA floor. He could never win another ring and still be noticed in a eyes of many as a best actor ever.

Of course, now that he’s sealed with a Lakers, winning so most as one championship with a storied authorization will only serve James’ standing as an all-time great.

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