Shaquille O'Neal Weighs in on Hypothetical Matchup Between 2001 Lakers and 2013 Heat
Shaquille O'Neal recently shared his opinion on who would win between the 2001 Lakers and 2013 Heat.
O'Neal played a key role in the Lakers' 2001 championship team, which is widely considered one of the best of all time.
While he acknowledges the talent on the 2013 Heat team, O'Neal believes there was no one who could guard him.
Shaq was at the peak of his dominance during the Lakers' three-peat era.
The 2013 Heat featured a formidable trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.
Shaq's dominance in the paint would have been difficult for the Heat to overcome.
The competition between the two teams would be close, but Shaq's presence would give the Lakers an edge.
The Lakers won three consecutive championships from 2000-2002, led by Shaq and Kobe Bryant.
The Heat won back-to-back championships in 2012 and 2013, led by LeBron James.