As the Lakers prepare to retire Shaquille O'Neal's number, we want to know where you think Shaq ranks among the greatest big men of all time. O'Neal once dubbed himself "MDE" for "most dominant ever," but do his 28,596 points and four NBA championships put him ahead of greats like Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan, all of whom also have their numbers hanging in the rafters at Staples Center? Scroll over the images to get more information and click to set your rankings. You must rank at least five for your vote to count.

All-time NBA centers

K. Abdul-Jabbar

K. Abdul-Jabbar

38,387 career points
17,440 career rebounds
19-time All-Star
Six-time MVP
Six-time champion

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

31,419 career points
23,924 career rebounds
13-time All-Star
Four-time MVP
Two-time champion

Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing

24,815 career points
11,617 career rebounds
11-time All-Star

Elvin Hayes

Elvin Hayes

27,313 career points
16,279 career rebounds
12-time All-Star
One-time champion

Moses Malone

Moses Malone

27,409 career points
16,212 career rebounds
12-time All-Star
Three-time MVP
One-time champion

George Mikan

George Mikan

10,156 career points
4,167 career rebounds
Four-time All-Star
Five-time champion

Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille O'Neal

28,596 career points
13,099 career rebounds
15-time All-Star
One-time MVP
Four-time champion

Hakeem Olajuwon

Hakeem Olajuwon

26,946 career points
13,747 career rebounds
12-time All-Star
One-time MVP
Two-time champion

Robert Parish

Robert Parish

23,334 career points
14,715 career rebounds
Nine-time All-Star
Four-time champion

Willis Reed

Willis Reed

12,183 career points
8,414 career rebounds
Seven-time All-Star
One-time MVP
Two-time champion

David Robinson

David Robinson

20.790 career points
10,497 career rebounds
10-time All-Star
One-time MVP
Two-time champion

Bill Russell

Bill Russell

14,522 career points
21,620 career rebounds
12-time All-Star
Five-time MVP
11-time champion

Nate Thurmond

Nate Thurmond

14,437 career points
14,464 career rebounds
Seven-time All-Star

Wes Unseld

Wes Unseld

10,624 career points
13,769 career rebounds
Five-time All-Star
One-time MVP
One-time champion

Bill Walton

Bill Walton

6,215 career points
4,923 career rebounds
Two-time All-Star
One-time MVP
Two-time champion

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