The Los Angeles Lakers, winners of three straight NBA titles from 2000-2002, would “easily” have beaten Michael Jordan‘s Bulls that dominated the 1990s with six championships, according to Shaquille O’Neal.
“The factor is me, and my free-throw shooting,” says O’Neal.
The Diesel adds that he would have “killed” any big man Chicago threw at him.
Per Bleacher Report (via ESPN):
“‘Cause I would’ve killed Luc Longley, Bill Wennington, [Bill] Cartwright,” O’Neal said.
“The factor is me, and my free-throw shooting.”
Shaq then questioned which team Phil Jackson would be coaching, as he guided both teams. [ESPN’s Ariel] Helwani answered that Jackson would be with the Bulls since he coached in Chicago first.
“So he would’ve tried the Hack-a-Shaq thing,” Shaq responded. “I still would average like 28, 29, but the key would’ve been free throws. With me, it’s always 50-50. If I would’ve been on, we win. If I would’ve been off, we lose.”