Why isn't Shaquille O'Neal the G.O.A.T.?

Maybe he's in the conversation as one of the all-time greats, but he could've been more

Originally Published: June 4, 2011
By Jemele Hill | ESPN.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- I don't want to disrespect Shaquille O'Neal's legacy, which is as gigantic as the man itself.

But as I listened to Shaq on Friday at his heartfelt farewell media conference -- as always, he exceptionally blended candor and humor -- a nagging question kept rising in my mind.

Why isn't Shaq the greatest player ever?

His 19-year NBA career isn't on par with Michael Jordan's, who is universally regarded as the NBA's greatest player of ...

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