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Old 02-06-2014, 02:15 AM   #1
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Default How much longer could Shaq have played if he lost a ton of weight?

I look at Tim Duncan right now and I think losing weight really helped him the past couple seasons. I keep thinking if Shaq had gotten really serious about losing weight how much longer do you think he could have played? Or at least late in his career how much would have being in shape helped him? If he had stayed close to his rookie season weight throughout his career, how different would things have been for him?
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:17 AM   #2
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Prolly too tired from carrying Kobe and Wade in the finals.

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Old 02-06-2014, 02:19 AM   #3
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If he didn't gain 400 pounds in his final years he could've played better with the suns/cavs/celtics
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Prolly too tired from carrying Kobe in the finals.

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Old 02-06-2014, 02:25 AM   #5
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Kobe averaged 25+ ppg in the championship run the Lakers had from 2000-2002. Without Kobe, Shaq honestly wouldn't have won three straight rings.
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Old 02-06-2014, 02:25 AM   #6
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Default Re: How much longer could Shaq have played if he lost a ton of weight?

I don't think he would've played longer, but he definitely would've been better. If he had stayed with Phoenix (and their awesome med staff) till he retired and trained like a true HOF'er, he could've definitely averaged something like 17/9 for those last 3 seasons, maybe another one too to make it 4.
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Shaq dropped 200 pounds when he left the Lakers
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Kobe averaged 25+ ppg in the championship run the Lakers had from 2000-2002. Without Kobe, Shaq honestly wouldn't have won three straight rings.
Shhh Lebron stans want to think Kobe is a scrub so they can prop Lebron as a god like figure.
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Kobe averaged 25+ ppg in the championship run the Lakers had from 2000-2002. Without Kobe, Shaq honestly wouldn't have won three straight rings.

He only mentioned the Finals.
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Shaq dropped 200 pounds when he left the Lakers

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For sure though, he could've been more productive for a few years had he stayed closer to his rookie weight. One set of joints isn't designed to support the weight of two full grown dudes.
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Default Re: How much longer could Shaq have played if he lost a ton of weight?

Actually watched a doco tonight where Kareem mentioned he played a long career because he didn't jump or use to much power Whereas guys like ShaQ jumped around and we're physical which ruined their knees and Backs.

I don't think weight would have made much difference
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He`d have to lose a lot...


If he came back like this I think would`ve had a couple more seasons in him


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Actually watched a doco tonight where Kareem mentioned he played a long career because he didn't jump or use to much power Whereas guys like ShaQ jumped around and we're physical which ruined their knees and Backs.

I don't think weight would have made much difference

Explains Dirk/Duncan's longevity as well
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