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Shaquille O'Neal Says Julius Erving Is Greatest Player in NBA History

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Kyle NewportFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 3, 2017

When picturing the NBA's Mount Rushmore, not everyone will agree on the four players. However, when talking about the greatest player in NBA history, most people can agree it is Michael Jordan.

Shaquille O'Neal is in the minority of people who don't consider Jordan the greatest player ever.

In an interview with Antenna Magazine's Abe Schwadron, the Big Diesel dished on who he thought the greatest player in NBA history was. He didn't go with Jordan, LeBron James or even Kobe Bryant. He went with someone whose name doesn't often come up in the conversation.

"It’s a matter of opinion," O'Neal said, via Schwadron. "To me, Dr. J was the greatest player ever. But I ask other people, they say Jordan, some say Kobe, some people say LeBron. It’s always going to be a matter of opinion."

In the mind of The Big Aristotle, Julius Erving is the greatest player in NBA history. Everyone is entitled to his own opinion. 

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