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Shaquille O’Neal was the biggest superstar in NBA history, but at his peak, was he more than just brute force? Did his movement and use of his size unlock one of the greatest scorers ever? And how did his defense and passing influence his value on the court?
This is the 9th episode in a series on the greatest peaks in NBA history (focusing on 1977-2020), featuring detailed scouting reports and film breakdown on the best players in NBA history at their best, along with analysis of their impact using historical data & stats to size up the highest peaking players ever.
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