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An MVP mystery: No love for Shaq

The "Shaquille O'Neal for MVP" campaign has lost steam, but the big fella's numbers speak loudly.

Updated: April 16, 2002, 4:30 PM ET
By Mark Haubner | ESPN.com

Certainly, there is no individual statistic in the NBA discussed more frequently than Shaquille O'Neal's free-throw percentage. The Big Aristotle once again trails the field in the category, shooting a paltry .555 at the line. "Why can't he just make them?" exasperated fans around the globe bemoan.

Yet, the obsession with the Big Fella's personal Kryptonite tends to overshadow the individual statistic which is truly the most notable and dominant in basketball today: Shaq's field-goal percentage. ...

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