“Nobody was scared of can’t-close LeBron” Skip Bayless praises Big Diesel after calling the King ‘least feared’ in the NBA

LeBron James failed to lead his team into the playoffs, Skip Bayless praises former Laker Shaquille O'Neal for terming the King as 'not feared' in modern-day league.

Skip Bayless
Skip Bayless

LeBron James tried his absolute best with his team this season but failed to achieve a season-long goal of winning a championship. Despite having one of the best seasons of his career, the team somehow slipped out of playoff contention mainly because of injuries and poor control over the roster. This resulted in the dismissal of head coach Frank Vogel and now tensions are slowly beginning to take a rise.

LeBron James
LeBron James

On the brighter side, LeBron averaged 30.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 6.2 assists per game this season. He managed to win multiple accolades along the way such as being the first-ever person with 10,000+ points, rebounds, and assists and becoming the second leading all-time scorer in NBA history. This season has been one of the biggest reasons why James is now inching toward the status of becoming the greatest player of all time.

Shaquille O’Neal says nobody is scared of LeBron James

LeBron James
LeBron James

NBA legends from older generations that played in the era of LeBron James as well have all set their opinions on one decision, that James is not better than Michael Jordan. Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Famer, Shaquille O’Neal recently shared his views on the GOAT debate involving many other players of today’s league including Lebron. Shaq highlighted the fact that the NBA has long moved past James.

“LeBron is my guy, but nobody was ever scared of LeBron. So, if you’re not scared of a guy, you just have much more confidence. That’s a dangerous guy to play with. They respect him, but they don’t fear him, cause I can tell, I watched him playing against them, they not scared.” said Shaq. He also said, “They gear Giannis now. They fear Giannis cause they can see in his when he coming down the lane full court.”

Skip Bayless praises Shaq for calling LeBron James the least feared player

Jrue Holiday and LeBron James
Jrue Holiday and LeBron James

LeBron James is one of the most talented players of all time. He has also been praised by many for his incredible basketball knowledge. We all remember the no-look pass he made in Cleveland that shocked the world. Well, while being such a great athlete, hate and comparisons are inevitable. LeBron has never paid too much attention to it, but that does not mean it is not there.

Sports reporter Skip Bayless has been one of LeBron’s biggest critics. Bayless has often looked down on the player especially after James joined the Lakers in 2018. After Shaq’s comment hit the internet, he quickly took to Twitter with s a reply saying, “Love what Shaq said about LeBron: ‘Nobody was ever scared of him.’ Exactly. EVERYBODY was scared of Michael Jordan… Nobody was scared of nice-guy, can’t-close LeBron.” The reporter has often dissed LeBron’s existence on the Lakers roster saying he will never be “loved” by the LA fan base.

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