Inside The NBA Pranks Shaq By Showing Him a Top 10 Centers List With Him at #9
The Inside The NBA crew played a pretty great April Fool’s Day prank on Shaquille O’Neal late last night. They showed him a fake Top 10 Centers List by Bleacher Report with Shaq at the #9 spot – behind the likes of David Robinson, Alonzo Mourning, Jack Sikma(!) and of course his favorite center to pick on, Dwight Howard!
Despite being visibly angry, Shaq stayed pretty quiet during the announcing of the list by Matt Winer, but Isiah Thomas and Dennis Scott were pretty vocal throughout, especially when they got to big Jack Sikma.
Well at least they had Shaq ahead of #10 Brad Miller, who Shaq once tried to sucker punch.
So who does Shaq think is the top 5 centers of all-time? Assuming his opinions haven’t changed since 2011, he picked Hakeem at #1 followed by Wilt, Kareem, Bill Russell and Fo, Fo, Fo Moses Malone. In the following video he also gives a shout out to the underrated Jack Sikma who was ahead of him on the prank list.
As for the humble opinion of someone who grew up around Orlando during Shaq’s Magic career, I’m going with Superman Dwight Howard! Obviously i’m kidding, I got Shaq as my MDE and the center I would want to build a team around. With that said, Hakeem is #1 on my list in terms of most “talent.”