HE WALKS. HE TALKS. HE RULES.
BECAUSE NO MERE MORTAL HAS BEEN ABLE TO STEM THE ONSLAUGHT OF SHAQUILLE O'NEAL, WE HAVE TURNED TO MAD SCIENCE. BY GATHERING THE BEST BODY PARTS FROM THE FINEST LARGE SPECIMENS IN THE NBA, WE HAVE CREATED A BEAST BUILT FOR ONE MOMENTOUS TASK: STOP THE LAKERS' CENTER.
BEHOLD THE MONSTER
The Spurs' cerebral 7-footer doesn't always win the big games, but he seldom loses his cool.
He has a way with words, both in the Kings' locker room and in the refs' ears.
No player antagonizes Shaq like the Pacers' pivot—and he's shown that he'll stand up to O'Neal's best punch.
To slow Shaq, it helps to have a tree trunk for a torso. At 39, the Jazz great has that—and a bushelful of pecs.
Having made a seamless transition from Europe to the NBA at 21, this Grizzly's not just hearing. He's listening.
No other big man the court vision of the unretired Blazers center. Plus, at 37, he's seen it all.
League leader in boards and blocks may be undersized at 6'9", but this Piston's pride is disproportionately large.