In honor of #Shaqweek and Shaq’s induction into the basketball Hall of Fame later this week, the NBA released an “Ultimate Career Mixtape” of the MDE. ...(Read more)

NBA Releases The Ultimate Shaq Career Mixtape

In honor of #Shaqweek and Shaq’s induction into the basketball Hall of Fame later this week, the NBA released an “Ultimate Career Mixtape” of the MDE.
It’s good, but 4 and a half minutes is barely long enough to just show Shaq’s dunks…on All-Star centers…in an Orlando uniform.

Speaking of Orlando, here’s a mixtape (below) I made of Shaq about 12 years ago, featuring mainly dunks and commercials from his time in the Magic kingdom. A time when he was at his most athletic and (most people will disagree with this) most all-around on the offensive end. During his Magic days, it was a common sight to see Shaq going coast-to-coast and dishing it to a teammate for a dunk, taking AND MAKING turnaround jump shots, shooting 70%+ at the free throw line and I can even recall a couple of made jump shots from about 10 feet out.

So what happened?

“I only played 30 percent of my real game,” O’Neal recently told The Vertical. “I had a great career, but I didn’t get a chance to showcase what I can really do. That’s because the double- and triple-teams were coming so quick, I had to dominate, dominate, dominate inside. I had the ability to step out, go around defenders, dribble by people, but I never got to show that.”

And here’s the full version of my favorite dunk from the NBA mixtape; it’s not my favorite because of the poster but because of how Shaq treats Dudley after the poster.



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