Originally Posted by Jason in LA
Shaq could have been the greatest player ever, if he tried. He would have been greater than Jordan, Magic, Bird, Chaimberlain, and every other player. When he was in shape, and tried, he couldn't be stopped. But he only played hard when he felt like it. The other players played hard every night. Shaq is one of the greatest basketball players ever, but he could have been the greatest, only if he tried. The other players got the most out of their abilities. But Shaq never did.
Bold statement my friend, bold statement. Best Player overall? I don't exactly know if I agree. He could have been the best center ever, (and perhaps he already is) but better then Jordan, Bird, and others? I don't know about that. I understand the frustration about him not putting in the work, because somewhere between last season and this season Carmelo Anthony forgot how to play basketball, but I don't know if Shaq would have ever been considered greatest player ever.
Anywho, this season is done for the Nuggets unless they have a major turnaround. Now I get to sit and wait for them to throw a max deal at Ray Allen this summer, or work a deal for Michael Redd.