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Old 06-19-2007, 12:10 PM   #1
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Default Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

As great as Shaq has been, realistically, he's only had 2 pantheonic seasons in his career. That being the '00-'01 and '01-'02 seasons. You can go ahead and argue about stats from other seasons that may appear better than these particular seasons, but that's really beside the point here. Even his MVP season in 2000, he wasn't at his absolute best. I still looked at him as a relatively semi-dimensional dunker who got away with his size. In fact, he was about 30 pounds overweight that season. So unlike the other greats: Jordan, Bird, Magic, Kareem, etc all of whom have a long string of legendary seasons to argue their claim, Shaq is excluded from this group.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

Shaq 2 best seasons were 00 and 01... but he has had a legendary career...

He was top 50 back like back in 97 before he really took over.... 4 championships...

he has had a legendary career
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

00-02 was his peak, but his other seasons were pretty amazing compared to those of any other big.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:29 PM   #4
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

Why did you choose those two seasons? Shaq was as consistent with the play throughout his career.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

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As great as Shaq has been, realistically, he's only had 2 pantheonic seasons in his career. That being the '00-'01 and '01-'02 seasons. You can go ahead and argue about stats from other seasons that may appear better than these particular seasons, but that's really beside the point here. Even his MVP season in 2000, he wasn't at his absolute best. I still looked at him as a relatively semi-dimensional dunker who got away with his size. In fact, he was about 30 pounds overweight that season. So unlike the other greats: Jordan, Bird, Magic, Kareem, etc all of whom have a long string of legendary seasons to argue their claim, Shaq is excluded from this group.
Yeah, he's had a crappy career, he hasn't even averaged 50 and 20 any season


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Old 06-19-2007, 12:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

Shaq had only played like 400 games before he was top 50 of all time.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:46 PM   #7
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Shaq is one of the most overrated NBA player of all time the guy is barely 24 yrs.old when he was elected to the Top 50 Best NBA players of all time.
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:51 PM   #8
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Only 2 legendary seasons?Ouch,that`s bad...
Oh wait,how many players do you know that have one "legendary" season?
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Old 06-19-2007, 12:51 PM   #9
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

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As great as Shaq has been, realistically, he's only had 2 pantheonic seasons in his career. That being the '00-'01 and '01-'02 seasons. You can go ahead and argue about stats from other seasons that may appear better than these particular seasons, but that's really beside the point here. Even his MVP season in 2000, he wasn't at his absolute best. I still looked at him as a relatively semi-dimensional dunker who got away with his size. In fact, he was about 30 pounds overweight that season. So unlike the other greats: Jordan, Bird, Magic, Kareem, etc all of whom have a long string of legendary seasons to argue their claim, Shaq is excluded from this group.

Even if he didnt put up amazing stats, only his presence made difference on the floor. Teams double teamed him and always had an eye on him when he was in the post, and there for other players on his team could a little bit easier get to the rim because they didnt want to leave shaq alone. And Shaq always passed out the ball from low post to his shooters for open looks. So yes he did have a legendary career and even if he didn't put up amazing stats he was still good.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:41 PM   #10
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

If Shaq only has 2 legendary seasons then Tim Duncan has none.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:46 PM   #11
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If Shaq only has 2 legendary seasons then Tim Duncan has none.



Exactly.

And lol @ the suggestion that Shaq didn't put up amazing numbers (and I'm talking year-in, year-out here, not just 2000 and 2001). The only player in the last 25 years who put up better numbers than him consistently was Jordan. That's it.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:05 PM   #12
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seriously, Shaq averaged 23/14/2 4 blocks 1 steal on 56% shooting his ROOKIE year. That season alone is legendary, especially considering he was a rookie.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:09 PM   #13
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

95 percent of all NBA players would be glad (and hyped) to have Shaq's career averages for a single game!
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:18 PM   #14
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

99-00-01-02-03 were 5 seasons in which he was a monster statistically. Between 93-98 he has a few very close to monstrous seasons as well. Other than Jordan only Robinson's peak (statistically) comes close to Shaq.

I guess when you're so dominant, after a period of time people start to take it for granted.
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:20 PM   #15
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Default Re: Shaq only had 2 Legendary seasons during his career

The only other "legendary seasons" in the last 10 years or so other than Shaq's were (off the top of my head).

KG's 24/15/6
Kobe's 36/6/5
Bron's 31/7/7

Do I miss any?
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