Who Was Better: Shaquille O’Neal or Hakeem Olajuwon?

Who Was Better, Shaquille O'Neal or Hakeem Olajuwon? | This is such a close comparison...
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Shaq was better because…

He was more naturally talented

Shaq relied on his natural talents his entire career, Hakeem Olajuwon was constantly working and rearranging his game, something I admire about Hakeem. To this day, I haven’t seen a player with a work ethic like the Dream, except maybe Kobe Bryant. Shaq probably never felt the need to do that simply because he was so gifted physically. So if you want to put up a valid argument against Shaq, it’s his professionalism and work ethic. Instead of putting in the gym and practice hours like Hakeem did, he spent a large amount of his career overweight and out of shape. If he had Olajuwon’s work ethic, we would not even have this debate. Instead, we would be arguing about O’Neal vs. Jordan for the G.O.A.T.



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