I love his wife, I love his daughters, I have nothing to say
Shaquille O'Neal tries to put on a straight face while admitting that Theo Ratliff would have stopped him in the 2001 NBA Finals
Shaquille O'Neal has always being called one of the most, if not the most, dominant players the NBA has ever seen. He is widely considered, along with Wilt Chamberlain, to be the most overpowering force in league history.
On 'The Big Podcast with Shaq', the legendary LA Lakers big man was stunningly modest about his exploits against one so-called 'Shaq stopper'.
I love his wife, I love his daughters, I have nothing to say. You're absolutely correct, Spice [Adams], you win! He did stop me. I couldn't do nothing with Theo [Ratliff], none at all. He was just too good.
Shaquille O'Neal averaged 27.1 PPG, 12.1 RPG, 2.9 APG and 2.6 BPG from his rookie year until his last year with the LA Lakers.His numbers in the NBA Finals with the Lakers were even more staggering. In 20 games with the purple and gold in 4 championship rounds, O'Neal put up 33.6 PPG, 14.1 RPG and 3.1 APG.
In that span, Shaq faced some of NBA history's best defenders such as Tim Duncan, David Robinson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Dikembe Mutombo. They couldn't do much against the 7'2, 320-pound behemoth inside the paint.