Agree. Snack in his prime, lazy as he was, was the most physically dominant center I've ever seen. I'll never forget the slow-mo replay of him backing Mutombo down in the paint in the Finals, where both of Mutombo's feet were coming off the ground at the same time with each blow.
I remember that, i also remember shaq manhandling alonzo mourning, when shaq was in orlanda and Zo was a hornet.
if you remember there was a Orlando vs Knicks game in shaq's rookie or 2nd year, it went 3 overtimes, i remember 2 distinct things about that game, Nick anderson hitting a 3 almost from half court to send it to the 3rd Overtime and Shaq grabbing his missed layup & dunking on Patrick Ewing, Charles Oakley and Anthony mason and was fouled at the same time...and there big boys but shaq overpowered all 3.
for shaq basketball was just a stepping stone, to crap movies, music and his hobbies never did take off, had he just focused on Basketball he would of had 6-7 rings easily.
after he won in miami which i believe Zo and wade contributed more then shaq did thats when the very steep decline started, then he was a flop in pheonix, cleveland and boston..got to fat.
But it was shaq that got me interested in the NBA, Basketball in Australia started to take off when shaq was drafted....good times.