Shaq Describes Why His Lakers Would Defeat Michael Jordan’s Bulls


The 1990’S monstrous team of the Chicago Bulls gets compared yearly to teams that win championships or create a dynasty such as the Golden State Warriors. The Los Angeles Lakers is one of the most storied teams in the history of the league. Shaquille O’Neal believes his three-peat Lakers could have knocked down the Chicago Bulls dynasty. To many sports fans, Jordan’s Chicago Bulls are the greatest team to ever do it.

However, not long after the dynasty of the Bulls having a three peat we got another dynsaty. Shaq teamed up with Kobe Bryant to create one of the most dominant teams in NBA history. That Lakers team won three-straight titles between 2000 and 2002. This three-peat came not long after Michael Jordan’s second three-peat with the Chicago Bulls.

“‘Cause I would’ve killed Luc Longley, Bill Wennington, [Bill] Cartwright,” Shaq said. “The factor is me and my free-throw shooting. So he would’ve tried the hack-a-Shaq thing,” Shaq noted about Phil Jackson. “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.”

Shaq is of the belief that his team consisting of Kobe Bryant would dethrone the Chicago Bulls legendary team. During an interview with ESPN, Shaq spoke about playing against MJ’s Bulls and how it would have been a close matchup. Regardless, Shaq thinks the Lakers would have won, especially if his free throw shooting was on point.