Shaq sent a word of warning to the Lakers amid a rough season, and he made it clear that they would be making a huge mistake if they traded LeBron James.

Shaq made the statement while speaking to CNBC, “If you trade LeBron, you’ll never win again. You have to make a decision. If you put LeBron around the right guys, they are definitely going to win. I think whoever put the team together needs to step up and try and fix it.”

This comes amid speculation as to what the Lakers will do when LeBron’s contract is up in 2023. LeBron has addressed the speculation recently, stating that he wants to stay in L.A., “This is a franchise I see myself being with. I’m here. I’m here. I see myself being with the purple and gold as long as I can play.”