- Shaquille O’Neal isn’t exactly a fan of the modern NBA.
- But he’d “love” to play in it.
- Why? O’Neal draws a direct comparison between himself and the league’s reigning MVP.
Shaquille O’Nealknows he would dominate today NBA.
Like so many retired superstars, he’s wary of the league’sintertwined emphasis on analytics and small ball. Gone are the days of wings isolating again and again with one side of the floor cleared and bigs posting up possession after possession until forcing defenses to double-team. O’Neal longs for the NBA landscape that made him a legend.
Just because he misses how the game used to be played, though, doesn ‘t mean he wouldn’t like to play as it continues to evolve. In fact, O’Neal believes an evolved version of himself isn’t just playing in today’s NBA but dominating it.