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Old 01-07-2014, 11:24 AM   #1
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Default Hakeem Olajuwon (93-95) vs. Shaquille O'Neal (00-02)

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Who are you picking?







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Old 01-07-2014, 11:55 AM   #2
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Shaq. He's not called the MDE for nothing.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:05 PM   #3
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Shaq man... dude was just the most unfair thing in any sport ever :P
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:41 PM   #4
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Olajuwon: he had a good mid range jumper that Shaq didn't have. Both could take it to the hole and had great defense.


Bonus: Olajuwon had a .712 career free throw percentage. No hack-a-Olajuwon.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:45 PM   #5
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Olajuwon: he had a good mid range jumper that Shaq didn't have. Both could take it to the hole and had great defense.


Bonus: Olajuwon had a .712 career free throw percentage. No hack-a-Olajuwon.

Yeah, using the 340lbs center that shoots 60% from the field would be great to have shooting the midrange.




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Old 01-07-2014, 12:51 PM   #6
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Hakeem. comparable offensively, on another plane of existence defensively.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:53 PM   #7
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Yeah, using the 340lbs center that shoots 60% from the field would be great to have shooting the midrange.

Derp? You're saying Shaq had a more complete game than Olajuwon? We're comparing players here ... not teams ... you think Shaq is going to out shoot and defend Olajuwon?

No. Frankly, I don't even think Shaq would be able to keep up with Olajuwon due to his superior conditioning. Lakers ran sets so Shaq could get up the court half the time.

Honestly, I don't even know why I respond sometimes lol
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:03 PM   #8
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Derp? You're saying Shaq had a more complete game than Olajuwon? We're comparing players here ... not teams ... you think Shaq is going to out shoot and defend Olajuwon?

No. Frankly, I don't even think Shaq would be able to keep up with Olajuwon due to his superior conditioning. Lakers ran sets so Shaq could get up the court half the time.

Honestly, I don't even know why I respond sometimes lol

Shaq was also a liability on PnR defense literally every year but 00 and the 01 playoffs. Sloan ran that s.hit to death against us in the 90s.

A big man who's slacking on defense is far more negatively impactful than a wing who's taking plays off and vice versa. Hakeem's defense was on a lone tier with Russell and maybe KG (who I think is better defensively than Duncan).
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:06 PM   #9
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Derp? You're saying Shaq had a more complete game than Olajuwon? We're comparing players here ... not teams ... you think Shaq is going to out shoot and defend Olajuwon?

No. Frankly, I don't even think Shaq would be able to keep up with Olajuwon due to his superior conditioning. Lakers ran sets so Shaq could get up the court half the time.

Honestly, I don't even know why I respond sometimes lol



Yeah, Shaq was in terrible shape, hence playing 35+ minutes every night. Oh yeah, and over there careers, he really struggled to keep up with Olajuwon, hence outplaying him over the duration of their playing days.

Who cares if Hakeem could shoot a jumper better than Shaq? It has no bearing on who the better player is. Its Shaq, and pretty comfortably. There is no reason any center should shoot jumpshots from further than 10 feet anyway.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:28 PM   #10
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<<There is no reason any center should shoot jumpshots from further than 10 feet anyway.>>

Yeah, right ... unless you can't hit it. Shaq couldn't. Olajuwon could with ease.

The jumper gave Olajuwon many more options. Shaqs option was ALWAYS take it to the hole.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:49 PM   #11
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I prefer Shaq.
Hakeem was way too ball-dominant in that span for a big, IMO.

Tho, there is no wrong answer for this question.
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:51 PM   #12
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I prefer Shaq.
Hakeem was way too ball-dominant in that span for a big, IMO.

Tho, there is no wrong answer for this question.

Ya, let's give more shots to Mad Max and Kenny Smith

We all know how that worked out for the team
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Old 01-07-2014, 01:57 PM   #13
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Ya, let's give more shots to Mad Max and Kenny Smith

We all know how that worked out for the team
You are not even capable of understanding the thing. What's the point of getting so cocky?
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Old 01-07-2014, 06:49 PM   #14
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Default Re: Hakeem Olajuwon (93-95) vs. Shaquille O'Neal (00-02)

Hell, Shaq was already a better player in 93-95...and by 00-02 he was light years better.
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Hakeems title's were more impressive as he did it with WAY less.
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