Since 1984, Every Champion In The NBA Has Had A Player Who Has Been A Teammate Of Shaq

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It's not a secret that legendary center Shaquille O'Neal has played for many franchises in the NBA, and has been teammates with a hell of a lot of players, but this fact is still pretty surprising.

In some of the most peculiar news to come out of the NBA this week, it's been revealed that O'Neal has been teammates with at least one player from each NBA championship team's roster dating back to 1984, 34 seasons ago.

NBA On TNT host Ernie Johnson, during his 'EJ's Neat-o Stat of the Night' segment, explained that The Big Aristotle has been a teammate of an NBA champ every year since 1984, starting off with the 1984 Boston Celtics, who had George Kite on their roster at the time, and who would eventually play with Shaq on the Magic in 1994.

The streak is bound to continue as well, as Shaq has played with at least one played on both the Cavaliers and Warriors current rosters, Matt Barnes for Golden State in 2009, and LeBron James for the Cavs in 2010.

Check down below for one of Shaq’s teammates from each NBA champion since 1984.

1984 (Celtics) George Kite (Magic, 1994)

1985 (Lakers) — Byron Scott (Lakers, 1997)

1986 (Celtics) George Kite (Magic, 1994)

1987 (Lakers) — A.C. Green (Lakers, 2000)

1988 (Lakers) — A.C. Green (Lakers, 2000)

1989 (Pistons) —Dennis Rodman (Lakers, 1999)

1990 (Pistons) — John Salley (Lakers, 2000)

1991 (Bulls) — Horace Grant (Lakers, 2004)

1992 (Bulls) — Horace Grant (Lakers, 2004)

1993 (Bulls) — Horace Grant (Lakers, 2004)

1994 (Rockets) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

1995 (Rockets) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

1996 (Bulls) — Steve Kerr (Magic, 1993)

1997 (Bulls) — Ron Harper (Lakers, 2001)

1998 (Bulls) — Ron Harper (Lakers, 2001)

1999 (Spurs) — Steve Kerr (Magic, 1993)

2000 (Lakers)* — Kobe Bryant (Lakers, 2004)

2001 (Lakers)* — Tyronn Lue (Lakers, 2001)

2002 (Lakers)* — Rick Fox (Lakers, 2004)

2003 (Spurs) — Steve Kerr (Magic, 1993)

2004 (Pistons) — Lindsey Hunter (Lakers, 2002)

2005 (Spurs) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

2006 (Heat)* — Dwyane Wade (Heat, 2008)

2007 (Spurs) — Robert Horry (Lakers, 2003)

2008 (Celtics) — Paul Pierce (Celtics, 2011)

2009 (Lakers) — Derek Fisher (Lakers, 2004)

2010 (Lakers) — Luke Walton (Lakers, 2004)

2011 (Mavericks) —Sasha Pavlovic (Celtics, 2011)

2012 (Heat) — Udonis Haslem (Heat, 2008)

2013 (Heat) — Ray Allen (Celtics, 2011)

2014 (Spurs) — Boris Diaw (Suns, 2009)

2015 (Warriors) — Leandro Barbosa (Suns, 2009)

2016 (Cavaliers) — LeBron James (Cavaliers, 2010)

2017 (Warriors/Cavaliers) — Matt Barnes (Suns, 2009), LeBron James (Cavaliers, 2010)

*O’Neal was a member of that championship team.