Shaq is one of the most iconic NBA players of all time. The former Lakers big man isn't one to forget his roots. The LSU star loves to give back to the university and has been a part of many big moments. However, O'Neal believes the recent stardom of the LSU Women's Basketball star is the biggest he has ever seen at the university. Reese helped lead the Tigers to a National Championship earlier this month. Since the win, everyone has been clamoring for a chance to interview the basketball star.
O'Neal doesn't hold back on his own greatest. Superman doesn't allow others to tug on his cap. However, the NBA Hall-of-Famer is okay with giving Reese the title of greatest LSU athlete of all time. "[Angel's] probably the greatest athlete ever to come out of LSU Sports." O'Neal went on to give his reasoning behind his statement. He claims that Reese brought the goods back to campus. Meaning she succeeded in her National Championship quest. Whereas O'Neal left college empty-handed.
Shaq Sees Amazing Talent In Angel Reese
The Big Aristotle even compared Reese to other LSU stars in defending her crown. O'Neal mentioned Burrow bring home the goods. But the former Lakers big says Reese is a superior athlete to Burrow. Whatever your opinions may be, those three will now be forever enshrined in an Mt. Rushmore of LSU athletes. Reese's talents weren't the only thing that caught the attention of the media during her Final Four run. Her in-game celebration caught some flack from some who felt it might have been over the top.
It has always been the case that when Shaq speaks, we listen. Reese has a big supporter in O'Neal, and for good reason. Only a select few athletes get the opportunity to call themselves a national champion. Reese has now entered that elite conversation. Similarly, not many can claim to be one of the greatest athletes in their university's history. However, Reese continues to break down barriers that many never believed a woman's athlete was capable of. Do you agree with O'Neal's statement on Reese? If not Reese, who is the greatest athlete to ever attend LSU? Let us know your opinions in the comment section. For the latest news in sports, keep it right here with HNHH.