5 Reasons Why Shaquille O'Neal Is the Greatest NBA Center of All Time

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5 Reasons Why Shaquille O'Neal Is the Greatest NBA Center of All Time
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At the same time LeBron James inches one step closer to reaching the potential laid out for him eight years ago as the most heralded No. 1 draft pick in NBA history, the league's last global phenom closes the book on a career that undeniably lived up to the hype.

Remember when Shaquille O'Neal was still a mystery? Back in 1992, the LSU junior was a no-brainer top draft pick, but not yet a sure thing. Back then, the best we could say about the 20-year-old Shaq is that he had the potential to enter the conversation with Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as one of the all-time legends at his position.

Today? Shaq leaves the game having accomplished that much and more. Today, Shaq retires as the greatest NBA center of all time. Here are five reasons why.

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