The 25 Greatest NBA Players of the '90s

10. Shaquille O'Neal

Accomplishments (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 1993 Rookie of the Year, 1995 NBA Scoring Champion, 6x All-Star, 6x All-NBA
Team(s): Magic, Lakers
Stats (1989-1990 - 1998-1999): 27.1 PPG 12.2 RPG 2.5 APG 2.6 SPG
'90s Highlights

Shaq dominated in two decades. When he was drafted into the L, no one wanted to play against him. Even Charles Barkley wanted no parts when he first saw O'Neal in person. The Diesel was the biggest, strongest player the game had ever seen. He broke backboards and sent shots into the third row. In just his third season, Shaq led the Magic to the 1995 Finals vs. Houston with the help of Penny Hardaway. After two disappointing seasons, he bolted for Hollywood and the rest is history. Along with Phil Jackson and Kobe, the Lakers won three straight to set off the new millennium.

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