Shaquille O'Neal was named the best NBA player "in the world" When NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal speaks, basketball fans sit up and listen.

" The Hall of Famer was askedDuring the latest episode of "The Big Podcast with Shaq if Steph Curry is the best player in the world.

His comments on the subject were quite telling. "Yes, by far," O'Neal said. "Hell yeah

Nobody plays better than Steph Curry. He's a hard shooter, a hard shooter. I like where he's taken his career."

Talk about high praise for Curry. Curry is having another magical season with the Golden State Warriors.

His average score was 25.5 points, 6.3 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game.

In the playoffs, Curry elevated his game. Not only did he win his fourth championship, but he finally added "NBA Finals MVP" to his resume.

Barring injury, Curry should enter next season as one of the favourites to win the MVP. However, whether or not he is "the best player in the world" is still up for debate.