Shaquille O'Neal jealous of LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record

Shaquille O'Neal jealous of LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record

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Shaquille O'Neal jealous of LeBron James passing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring record

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Shaquille O’Neal brought up the topic of James and him closing in on Abdul-Jabbar’s record on the show “IMPAULSIVE” (at the 26:42 mark) and said that James passing Abdul-Jabbar’s record actually has him jealous. “LeBron’s about to do something that hasn’t been done in a long time and I think he will put his move up there,” Shaquille O’Neal said. “To pass up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I can truthfully say I’m jealous of that feat.” Although he said that Michael Jordan is the greatest player ever in his eyes, he had plenty of praise for LeBron James and the record he is about to break.
Source: Sam DiGiovanni @ Clutch Points

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Todd Whitehead @CrumpledJumper
LeBron may break the all-time scoring record this season. I ran some simulations to predict which day it could happen 📆🍿🎟️ pic.twitter.com/w48LNmrUna5:46 PM

Mark Haynes @markhaynesnba
Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray talked about playing against LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/NYPJqVSXwk4:46 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Austin Reaves’ reaction to LeBron James heckling players during practice. 😂 pic.twitter.com/zKoWqeTlNZ3:14 PM

Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
LeBron James: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Nessun rapporto con lui sportando.basketball/lebron-james-k…11:12 AM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
As he chases record, LeBron says he has “no relationship” with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar nba.nbcsports.com/2022/10/05/as-…11:00 AM
Jason Dumas @JDumasReports
This was the best clash of future top two picks of all-time. And possibly the best national tv debut of a future #1 prospect in Victor Wembanyama, since LeBron James pic.twitter.com/2cxZef2RBH12:27 AM

Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero
Watched some of Zion – he looks spry – but the 🏀 game you can’t miss tonight is on ESPN2. Victor Wembanyama vs. Scoot Henderson, likely the top 2 picks in the 2023 NBA Draft, are showing out in Vegas. Victor has replaced LeBron as the best teenager I’ve ever seen. – 10:32 PM
Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
Devin Booker gave us his reasoning for that LeBron Instagram story, and I appreciated where he’s coming from on this one.
🎧: https://t.co/A51s2pWuZn
New @PHNX_Suns pod is up! pic.twitter.com/dDml6FGFcU10:01 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton expected to attend the game between @gleagueignite and Paris Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, tonight to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, a source said. Lakers and Suns play an exhibition game in Las Vegas tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/JV3bf4vmkz8:01 PM

Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
LeBron James, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton expected to attend the game between @gleagueignite and Paris Metropolitans 92 in Henderson, tonight to see Victor Wembanyama and Scoot Henderson, a source said. Lakers and Suns play an exhibition game in Las Vegas tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/8C1F4pHsSc7:50 PM

Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“A lot of criticism comes with playing sport or being on TV. It’s just a perspective thing. Everybody take a look in the mirror. Nobody’s perfect”
Devin Booker on Instagram post of LeBron James photo tagged MOOD after #Suns loss to Adelaide 36ers
“It’s more of a life statement” pic.twitter.com/bb3VKxsYaK4:30 PM

Gerald Bourguet @GeraldBourguet
“It’s more of a life statement.”
Devin Booker, asked about his Instagram story of that LeBron James press conference after the Suns preseason loss to the 36ers, said he knew people weren’t going to take it well pic.twitter.com/cAViVq1GVZ4:07 PM

More on this storyline

Shaquille O’Neal: I think the greatest player is Michael Jordan. LeBron James is about to do something that hasn’t been done in a long time, and I think he will move his name up there. But for me, it’s always Dr. J (Julius Erving), Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and those guys. -via YouTube / October 5, 2022
SHOWTIME Basketball: Our guys don’t see Lakers having any success unless Anthony Davis is healthy and dominant. Full Certified Smoke 2022-23 NBA Season Preview drops this week on the Showtime Basketball YouTube. -via Twitter / October 5, 2022
If he averages a more modest 24 points per game and misses 15% to 20% of the season, James would be nearing the plateau somewhere in the range of Game Nos. 65 to 68. That coincides with a homestand in early March when the Lakers host the Golden State Warriors (March 5), Memphis Grizzlies (March 7), Toronto Raptors (March 10) and New York Knicks (March 12). -via ESPN / September 27, 2022
James can continue to climb the ladder in two accumulation categories this season. He enters the campaign third all time in minutes played with 52,139, needing 2,714 more to pass Malone for second. He would have to be in the lineup for around 75 games to do that. Abdul-Jabbar tops the list with 57,446 minutes. Speaking of games played, he is 14th on the all-time list with 1,366. If he plays in 59 contests this season, he would move up to eighth, passing Clifford Robinson, Reggie Miller, Jason Kidd, Tim Duncan, Jason Terry and Kevin Willis. -via ESPN / September 27, 2022

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