Shaquille O’Neal said he would score 60 against the 2017 Warriors

A few days ago, some statements were made by Stephen Currybrand new Most valuable Player of the recent Finals and NBA champion, in which he sugges

A few days ago, some statements were made by brand new Most valuable Player of the recent Finals and champion, in which he suggested his 2017 Warriors would beat the 2001 champion .

We feel we could win. I don’t know which of us would have stopped Kobe (Bryant) and Shaq (O’Neal), but I also don’t know who would have stopped Klay (Thompson), Kevin (Durant) and me. And three are better than twoCurry argued to The Score when asked if the 2017 Warriors would beat the 2001 Lakers in a playoff series.

It should be noted that that unstoppable team led by Curry, Durant, and Thompson, won the 2017 and 2018 titles, and were on their way to winning a third in a row, but injuries complicated the Final series against the Toronto Raptorswho took the Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2019.

Shaq thinks differently

These words of the star of the Warriors, reached the ears of the legendary Shaquille O’Nealconsidered one of the best centers in history, as well as one of the most dominant, top star of that dynasty of Los Angeles Lakers who won 3 championships in a row from 2000 to 2002.

I say we would win because who would defend me and Kobe. They say they would win because who would guard Curry, Thompson (and Durant), three is more than two. This is my counterargument: Once they light up, I’ll take them to the hole and not let them out. Steph, Klay, and KD, I’m going to poke your asses up the ass. Draymond Green would have to score 30 points. They’ll have to double me on mark, if they don’t, I’ll score 60 points with no free throws.” O’Neal said on his Big Podcast with Shaq.

In the 2000 Finals against the Eastern champions, the Indiana PacersShaquille O’Neal led the Lakers averaging 38 points, 16.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 2.7 blocks, and a steal per night in 6 games.

For the second title in a row for the Angelenos in 2001 against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Lakers won in 5 games, with Shaq once again dominating widely, with averages of 33 points, 15.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists, and 3.4 blocks, winning his second Most Valuable Player of the Finals award followed.

The third championship in a row for the Lakers was in 2002 against the New Jersey Nets, again, with no one being able to stop the force that Shaquille O’Neal was back then, who finished with averages of 36.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks, earning his third Finals MVP award.

Without a doubt, the hypothetical confrontation between Shaq’s 2001 Lakers, against Curry’s 2017 Warriors, would have been a duel of power to power, although it will only remain in everyone’s imagination, and the result will have to be left to video games, the only way to carry out this match.

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