Shaq compares LeBron to himself, Jordan, Magic, and Kobe

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Shaquille O'Neal sees a lot of NBA legends in LeBron James, including himself.

"He's a mixture of Michael, Shaq, and Magic," O'Neal told Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon. "Shaq, because he's bigger and stronger than everybody. Michael, because he can score whenever he feels like it. And Magic, because he does a great job getting everybody else involved. He's been like that his whole career. Even in high school. I knew he was a special guy in high school."

In addition to Jordan, Johnson, and himself, Shaq likened James - who this week became the NBA's all-time leading postseason scorer - to another one of his former teammates.

"I've only met two people like him," O'Neal said. "Him and Kobe. Guys that were super determined ever since high school and accomplished all their dreams, and just wanted to be realized and recognized as one of the greatest, and both had extraordinary careers."

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