Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away… Shaquille O’Neal was a fit, lean, fighting machine. He was a man who could take the ball from end to end, cross guys like Byron Scott over and finish with an emphatic jam as Reggie Miller tried to hang from his arm.
Looking at the 38-year old Shaq, the one who has played 1170 games, it is sometimes hard to remember this young, almost-nubile Shaq. It’s good to be reminded sometimes. And to feel old as we remember that this was 18 years ago.