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Can Shaq still be The Man?

History suggests Shaquille O'Neal is too old and too fragile to lead a team to an NBA title.

Updated: July 14, 2004, 3:46 PM ET
By David Schoenfield | Page 2

The Miami Heat are the latest team to ask themselves the $30 million question: Are there any championships left in Shaquille O'Neal's large but aging bones?

It's been reported both ways. Last week, SportsCenter ran a statistic showing this year at age 32, Shaq's scoring average had decreased 21 percent from the previous season. Page 2's Bill Simmons wrote that, "Next year will be Shaq's 13th season. Just about every Hall of Fame center started declining between seasons 12 to 14 ..."

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