Shaquille O’Neal is a prodigy who will inspire future generations. On the court, he has yet to be surpassed in terms of his dominance. The behemoth, who stood 7 feet, 1 inch tall, made his adversaries appear to be “puny folks” when he was at his best. O’Neal’s enormous power, uncontrolled aggression, complementary talents, and moves contributed to his rise to legendary status in the sport.
Since he retired, Shaquille O’Neal hasn’t shown a whole lot of respect for big men. Despite the recent resurgence of centers led by Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid, O’Neal frequently expresses his disappointment that the NBA is not producing a sufficient number of big men as they once did in the past.
As the league started to promote Dwight Howard, Shaq was the first player to criticize him for it. Perhaps he needs to analyze current players even more given his legendary reputation as a gigantic man.
Shaquille O’Neal has unexpectedly veered from his usual practice in regard to Anthony Davis. The former Laker player posted a heartfelt message of admiration for the current team captain on his Instagram account.
In the game that took place last night, Anthony Davis broke a record that had previously been held by Shaquille O’Neal. Finally, in the 2000s, he outperformed Shaq in terms of games in which he scored at least 35 points and grabbed at least 15 rebounds. The record does not take into account any of Shaq’s previous such games.
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Shaquille O’Neal has sugar-coated words for Anthony Davis
Last night, when the Pelicans were his opponent, AD played a total of 33 minutes and scored 35 points on 61.1% shooting from the floor. Also, he pulled down 17 rebounds throughout the course of the game. With this, AD increased the number of these games in his career to 35.
On his Instagram account, Shaquille O’Neal posted a photo of AD breaking his previous record and congratulating himself. This is not typical behavior for O’Neal, as he has previously attacked Davis on multiple occasions.
Notwithstanding O’Neal’s compliments, this is really an artificial statistic. Anthony Davis genuinely owns the third slot on the all-time list. Only 35 of his games have included him scoring at least 35 points and grabbing at least 15 rebounds. Shaq, however, has participated in 51 of these contests. Charles Barkley, who also appears on NBA on TNT alongside Shaquille O’Neal, is in second place with 39 games of this kind.
It’s hard to imagine Davis ever beating Anthony’s record, especially given the competition. Yet, there is no question that Charles Barkley’s job is up for grabs at this point. There is a strong possibility that Anthony Davis may move up to the No. 2 spot in the near future.
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