Shaq Compares Kobe, Wade, LeBron – What Type of Dawg Are you?
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Shaq’s controversial new book hits this week and of course many people will be dying to read ever line Shaq says about their favorite player. In one of the chapters he explains the different type of NBA “Dawgs.”
“People ask me all the time: If you had to choose between DWade and LeBron, which would you take? Which one would you make the CEO? It’s really a tough question. LeBron is a better decision maker. DWade will hit more last-second shots. Lots of superstars in their position want and need to take the last shot. LeBron is more of an ‘opportunity’ CEO. He’s not afraid to take the last shot, but he won’t hesitate to pass it to an open Mike Miller either. So where do these two guys measure up against Kobe? Kobe is a scientific dawg. He works out every day, practices every day. Most of the other stars are just dawgs, not scientific dawgs. Me, I’m a freak-of-nature dawg because of my size. LeBron could be a scientific dawg like Kobe, but he’s got a lot going on like I did, so that’s preventing him from being one.”
In this post by The Palm Beach Post they print out a few other classic paragraphs from the book including one on Chris Bosh.
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Shaq was also on SportsCenter this morning plugging the book to Stephen A. Smith. When Stephen asked him if he still ranks himself 4th all time among centers Shaq said he is now #5. His top 5 goes like this: Bill Russell, Kareem, Wilt, Hakeem, Shaq.
Watch the interview: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:7245851