Monday, April 04, 2005
I'm getting really tired of people, namely Shaq himself, declaring Shaq to be the Most Dominant Ever. I said it when he was a Laker and I was rooting for him and I'll say it now that he is part of the Heat and I can't stand him, he is not, never was, and never will be, the most dominant player to play the game. How can I say that.
How many times has he done any of the following?
1. Lead the league in rebounds.
2. Lead the league in block shots.
3. Been named Defensive Player of the Year?
That's right, a grand total of 0 times.
OK how about leading the league in Scoring? 2
He has been in the league a total of 13 years. And has dominated the league how? Two scoring titles and 1 MVP.
OK he has 3 championship rings and 3 finals MVP. Yeah?
Jordan has 6 rings, 6 finals MVPs, 5 MVPs, 10 scoring titles, 1 defensive player of the year (which is ridiculous for a guard to win)
Russell - 11 rings, 5 MVPs, 5 time rebounding champ And probably would have had a dozen defensive player of the year awards and lead the leage in block shots if they had it back then
Wilt Chamberlain - 7 scoring titles (once with a sick 50.4 scoring average), Lead league in rebounding 11 times and averaged an NBA record 22.9 RPG,
So please stop saying he is the most dominant ever. He is VERY good. Top 10 player no doubt. But Most Dominant Ever? Please. A big man needs to rebound and defend the paint, not just score.