Originally Posted by fir3fox
Several years to late but he was great, great player.
+1. It's been sad to watch him try to play the last few years.
Originally Posted by mordecai
Shaqget the reference?
Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
He was no doubt a dominant player, but just imagine if he'd had a work ethic? Wilt worked out like a fiend when no one else did, Hakeem always tried to improve his game and footwork, Shaq just ate. He's a good guy, never made the headlines, but I still think of his career as underachieving.
Yeah, Shaq could have been incredible.
Originally Posted by foodguy
i disagree with a couple of the specifics (he did have a couple of MVPs in there and will probably be regarded as one of the most dominant centers ever). but yeah, lazy as the day is long. all the physical gifts in the world and the ambition of Conne. like somebody once described a baseball pitcher: million-dollar runway, 25 cent control tower. i think that, more than any "whose team is it" is what caused the problems between him and kobe, a player with (on nba scale) not overwhelming physical gifts who worked like a crazy man to be the best. can you imagine having that drive and looking over at some guy who is 7-foot, 280-pounds, quick as a cat, who spends his summer eating cheeseburgers and driving police cars?
Only one regular season MVP award. I was surprised when I heard it last night, until I remembered his habit of eating cheeseburgers during the off-season, using the regular season to play himself into shape, and only really showing up for the playoffs.
Originally Posted by StephenHero
1. Wilt 2. Kareem 3. Shaq 4. Russell 5. Hakeem
I endorse this post. David Robinson never had the fire to rank in the top 5, though he easily makes my top 10. Patrick Ewing also makes my top 10, but not the top 5. Where would Bill Walton rank? Top 10? Best passing center of all time, but foot problems really cut short his career.
Originally Posted by Sesame Seed
Where’s Mark Eaton?
And Swen Nater. Where is Swen Nater?