After years of back and forth debate on this issue, Tops Sports will finally release who they believe are the five greatest players of all time dating back from 1990 to the present day. The name of this topic will be called the Tops Sports.Com Five Greatest Players in NBA History Countdown. The list will date back from 1990 to the present day. Today, we start off our countdown at number five.
Shaquille O’Neal has had numerous nicknames throughout his illustrious professional basketball career. Nicknames such as the “Big Aristotle” “The Diesel” are the more notable ones. For about a 10-year span Shaquille O’Neal was the most dominant center in the National Basketball Association. During the Los Angeles Lakers three-year championship run,
“The Diesel” was the team’s primary option in the run towards history. No other center in the NBA could match the strength of Shaquille O’Neal during the height of his prime. Do you remember when the Houston Rockets selected Yao Ming with the number one overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft?
A lot of folks thought that Ming would be able to go toe to toe with the big man out of Louisiana State University. However, we all saw how that turned out. During Shaq’s 19-year run, he won championship rings, 15 times All-Star, and the 1999-2000 league Most Valuable Player.