Shaquille O’Neal has chimed in on the Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate, picking a winner and declaring another player better than both.

O’Neal, visiting Hong Kong to promote an energy drink, says Michael Jordan would get the win over LeBron.

Mike,” he said. “I think you have to go with a young Jordan every time.”

The Diesel believes it would be a competitive contest, but Jordan was just special.

"It would be an interesting game. Young LeBron was more like Magic Johnson. He was sort of like Magic with Jordan’s abilities. He liked to pass, and he liked to get it up.

“But Mike was Mike. He was just special, like no one else. He always did things no one else could do, and things you couldn’t compare to anyone else. So he was special, and he’d win.”

Neither player could a candle to Dr. J in Shaq’s eyes.

“I’ve seen young Mike and young LeBron and I must say Dr. J is still my favourite player,” said O’Neal. “A lot of people today don’t even mention his name but to me I still think he was the best. But these are questions that we’ll never know the answer to.

All three players were special in their own right, but I wonder who the readers would pick.

By Glenn Erby

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