In the history of the NBA, there have been only a couple of players who were completely unstoppable in the post.
George Mikan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and Shaquille O'Neal.
If all six of these guys played together in their primes, it’s not ridiculous to think that the "Big Aristotle" would have been the top dog in the bunch.
And when I say together, I don’t mean taking their talents to South Beach.
So, it’s almost August, and Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t have a team. Many prognosticators are running around, screaming at teams to sign him. It’s hard to think of any other decade seeing one of its best players go unclaimed for so long.
Imagine if the Wizards, and no one else, took Michael Jordan at the end of his career. ESPN would have looked like a bunch of chickens with their heads cut off.
However, O’Neal is a bit of a unique situation. Like many stars in the fading times of their careers, there are a handful of obstacles that the "Daddy" must overcome to stay in the league.
What are they, you might ask? Let me enlighten you.