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NBA Fans Debate: If Shaquille O'Neal And LeBron James Were In The Same Draft Class, Who Would Have Went No. 1 Overall?

NBA Fans Debate: If Shaquille O'Neal And LeBron James Were In The Same Draft Class, Who Would Have Went No. 1 Overall?

Shaquille O'Neal and LeBron James are two of the most dominant players in NBA history, using different methods but still demolishing rivals during their honored careers. 

Although they played together on the Cleveland Cavaliers, they didn't find success, as Shaq was in the last years of his career, while LeBron was entering the best years of his.

Curiously, these two legends are often pitted against each other, given their dominance and all the hype surrounding them before entering the league. Recently, one Redditor made an interesting question about who would go No. 1 overall pick if Shaq and Bron were in the same draft class. 

This question transcended the barriers of Reddit and fans debated it on social media. 

While some sided with LeBron given his well-rounded style of play, O'Neal's dominance convinced others to go with him. Even The Big Diesel shared a couple of comments supporting his case on his Instagram stories. 

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This would have been a problematic situation for any GM in the league. We're talking about two players that made an immediate impact on the association and their respective teams. 

People are constantly wondering how LeBron would have fared if he played in the 90s. Maybe, he could have given us incredible duels against Shaq, trying to become the greatest player of his generation.