Shaq 'jealous' of LeBron breaking Kareem's scoring record
Shaquille O'Neal admits he's experiencing some envy over LeBron James nearing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's all-time leading-scorer record.
"To pass up Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I can truthfully say I'm jealous of that feat," O'Neal said on the latest episode of the "Impaulsive" podcast with Logan Paul.
O'Neal, who sits eighth on the NBA's all-time scoring leaderboard, went on to explain that his jealousy stems from the fact that he was never able to surpass fellow big man Wilt Chamberlain.
"I wanted to pass up Wilt Chamberlain, 'cause then I was going to arrogantly say I'm the most dominant big man ever, and I don't wanna hear anybody else's name," O'Neal said. "So now when you talk about most dominant, you bring Wilt, Bill, and Shaq. It's cool, but I wanted to be up there by myself."
James enters this season sitting 1,326 points away from passing Abdul-Jabbar and would need to average 16.2 points per contest across 82 games to break the record.