Even though he was one of the most dominant players in NBA history, some still think that Shaquille O’Neal could’ve been better.
Shaq loved partying and wasn’t exactly in his best shape in the offseason, and he sure knew how to have some fun.
That’s why we believe he’s not going to be on his best behavior tonight, as the Big Diesel is set to blow the candles on his 51st birthday, and things could get a little wild.
It’s the Big Fella’s birthday 🎂 pic.twitter.com/blGbC9BILX
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 6, 2023
Kobe Bryant claimed they could’ve won way more championships together if Shaq had a better work ethic, and even he admitted that he never took his conditioning seriously.
Shaq struggled with injuries as his career went on, and he retired once his body couldn’t keep up anymore.
Even so, he went down as one of the most unstoppable forces this game had ever seen, a bulldozer that could just get past every single player on Earth when he was at his best.
Shaq was stronger, bigger, and more physical than anybody else, but he was way more than just that.
His footwork was elite, and his handles and passing skills were much better than younger fans might believe today.
Also, Shaq always took his game up a notch in the playoffs, playing with wrath and unmatched physicality to help his teams win four NBA Championships.
All things considered, it was sad to see that he and Kobe couldn’t stay together for longer, and it’ll go down as one of the biggest ‘what ifs’ in NBA history.NEXT: Anthony Davis Put Up Huge Numbers In Painful Loss