Shaquille O’Neal has long been outspoken along with his criticism of the fashionable generation of NBA big men.
Long gone are the times of down-low, post bruisers like Shaq.
In the course of the most up-to-date episode of The Big Podcast, the all-time great big man shared his thoughts on the modern-day post player.
“I wish I used to be fiddling with these buttercups straight away… I promise you I wish I used to be playing. It’ll be a slaughterhouse on the market,” he said.
The NBA world took to Twitter to react to this claim from Shaq.
“Shaq could be averaging 35ppg and his teams would still be losing by 15 lol,” one fan wrote.
“2022 rules of engagement says that Trae Young would openly hunt Shaq on switches and stretched floors would likely have him on the market like Gobert. I like Shaq, but retirement home NBA must knock it off with all that noise. Especially centers,” one other added.
“He ain’t lying. Shaq could be the perfect center within the nba rn. Abusing Jokic, Embiid, KAT. Allum,” one other said.
“Shaq would literally average 50 and 20 and it could be light mode. League sucks,” one other wrote.
Shaq is widely considered some of the dominant basketball players of all time — and there isn’t any query he would physically dominate the overwhelming majority of the present NBA. But with today’s game heavily emphasizing three-point shooting and floor spacing, the superstar center could have difficulty fitting into modern schemes.
How do you think that Shaq would perform in the fashionable NBA?