Shaquille O’Neal has been a teammate of an NBA champ each year …

Shaquille O’Neal is a noted teammate who, either by fluke or not, correlates past or destiny success.

For a 34th uninterrupted season, during slightest one actor on a register of a NBA champion has been teammates with a destiny basketball Hall of Famer. This season, someone on any group in a Conference Finals has played with O’Neal during some point.

As one user on a NBA subreddit forked out, these are a players from this season:

Cavaliers  — LeBron James (2010, Cleveland)

Celtics —Avery Bradley (2011, Boston)

Spurs — Danny Green (2011, Cleveland)

Warriors — Matt Barnes (2009, Suns)

When a “Six Degrees of O’Neal” phenomena was introduced, here is what was pronounced about a one probable difference (via ESPN):

The usually playoffs outlier between this season’s Cavaliers or Warriors and a final non-Shaq-related champs was a 2010-11 Dallas Mavericks. Sasha Pavlovic started 6 games for those Mavericks during 2010-11 yet was let go during a season. After a brief stop in New Orleans, he assimilated Shaq in Boston. (The ensure was also one of 3 players on Mark Cuban’s pretension group — with Caron Butler and Shawn Marion — who were partial of a 3 trades that concerned O’Neal via his career.)

It might seem like O’Neal has a biggest altogether reach, yet it’s value mentioning several other players could have a identical statistic.

According to Basketball-Reference, O’Neal doesn’t reason a record for many franchises played for during his career. In fact, he doesn’t even come close. Nearly 200 people have played for 7 or some-more teams, while O’Neal played for six.

With that in mind, here is one of Shaq’s teammates from any NBA champion given 1984.

1984 (Celtics)  George Kite (Magic, 1994)

1985 (Lakers) — Byron Scott (Lakers, 1997)

1986 (Celtics)  George Kite (Magic, 1994)

1987 (Lakers) — A.C. Green (Lakers, 2000)

1988 (Lakers) — A.C. Green (Lakers, 2000)

1989 (Pistons) —Dennis Rodman (Lakers, 1999) 

1990 (Pistons) — John Salley (Lakers, 2000)

1991 (Bulls) — Horace Grant (Lakers, 2004)

1992 (Bulls) — Horace Grant (Lakers, 2004)

1993 (Bulls) — Horace Grant (Lakers, 2004)

1994 (Rockets) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

1995 (Rockets) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

1996 (Bulls) — Steve Kerr (Magic, 1993)

1997 (Bulls) — Ron Harper (Lakers, 2001)

1998 (Bulls) — Ron Harper (Lakers, 2001)

1999 (Spurs) — Steve Kerr (Magic, 1993)

2000 (Lakers)* — Kobe Bryant (Lakers, 2004)

2001 (Lakers)* — Tyronn Lue (Lakers, 2001)

2002 (Lakers)* — Rick Fox (Lakers, 2004)

2003 (Spurs) — Steve Kerr (Magic, 1993)

2004 (Pistons) — Lindsey Hunter (Lakers, 2002)

2005 (Spurs) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

2006 (Heat)* — Dwyane Wade (Heat, 2008)

2007 (Spurs) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

2008 (Celtics) — Paul Pierce (Celtics, 2011)

2009 (Lakers) — Derek Fisher (Lakers, 2004)

2010 (Lakers) — Luke Walton (Lakers, 2004)

2011 (Mavericks) —Sasha Pavlovic (Celtics, 2011)

2012 (Heat) — Udonis Haslem (Heat, 2008)

2013 (Heat) — Ray Allen (Celtics, 2011)

2014 (Spurs) — Boris Diaw (Suns, 2009)

2015 (Warriors) — Leandro Barbosa (Suns, 2009)

2016 (Cavaliers) — LeBron James (Cavaliers, 2010)

*O’Neal was a member of that championship team

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