Shaq's exclusive ESPN interview on the decline of the Big Man in the NBA

  • Published on Jan 20, 2020
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  • Jag J
    Jag J Day ago

    “Antekonoumpo” 😭😭

  • ThejayL0456
    ThejayL0456 Day ago

    Big men can be a defensive liability

  • Cord Houston
    Cord Houston Day ago

    Yall sleep on ad

  • Cord Houston
    Cord Houston Day ago


  • Pranshu
    Pranshu Day ago

    Closest he has ever been to pronouncing Giannis Antetokoumpo

  • Irie Daze
    Irie Daze 4 days ago

    Shaq and Zion both football players who love basketball

  • Winston Best
    Winston Best 5 days ago

    Wilt would average 60 a game on these soft players in today's game😂

  • Zeafer Jones
    Zeafer Jones 5 days ago

    I feel it is because they call too many offensive fouls. I remember Shaq used to get away with throwing a guy while he was shooting a lay up. Now it seems if you bump the guy a little hard in the post you'll get called for an offensive foul.

  • soundofeighthooves
    soundofeighthooves 5 days ago

    Rodamn stopped him though

  • Slice of Cheese
    Slice of Cheese 6 days ago

    They need to make the supposed 4 point line the 3 point line. It would make shooting 2s more viable and 3s more of a big deal and specialty shot again. It would make guys with range more of an asset like 3 point shooting used to be.

  • Omar Soto
    Omar Soto 7 days ago


  • franchisemiami
    franchisemiami 7 days ago

    Who's the interviewer? This is a great series

  • FallopianJones
    FallopianJones 7 days ago

    Shaq has gotten sooooo much better as a media guy over the last decade.

  • Elite Gamer
    Elite Gamer 8 days ago

    Shaq would average 40 easily this era

  • md cool
    md cool 8 days ago +1

    I don't even watch it way to mini soft player's not physical at all everybody is friends at the wrong time like playoffs time to satisfied not hungry no heart only a hand full.

  • md cool
    md cool 8 days ago +1

    Shaq is right about today's player's to soft one track minded game not the same .

  • Nico Rose
    Nico Rose 10 days ago

    Shaq is a modern day prophet.

  • Devil Rebel Productions

    Tim Duncan won 2 back to back NBA MVPs. Power forwards and Centers were considered big men back then correct? So you're the last Center to win a MVP. Duncan, Garnett, and Dirk won MVP afterwards. I still love you Shaq and in my book your the greatest Center of all time

  • Benny44
    Benny44 10 days ago

    I miss the Shaq NBA days!

  • S da Prince
    S da Prince 10 days ago

    Only Jordan could rival 94' Shaq and Shaq was the only one in the league ever to knock prime Jordan of his throne

  • TomerZ
    TomerZ 10 days ago

    if you are a big man go play in euroleague

  • GoodVibes
    GoodVibes 11 days ago

    Ya if you remember shaq in his prime then you know he is dominating this era without question

  • wham1984 castro
    wham1984 castro 12 days ago

    True Dat!!!! Giannas,Embiid,Westbrook,and P. Beverley are the only players that earn their money

  • Bakebreal
    Bakebreal 12 days ago

    I know it’s a video game, but when I play the Milwaukee Bucks with the Sixers, Giannis is virtually unstoppable in the open court. He scores 90% of the time when he’s running the floor. I blow every other team out, but not them. NBA2K.

  • brodemonz
    brodemonz 12 days ago

    I love the honesty of Shaq.

  • cskaismful
    cskaismful 12 days ago

    Man if Embiid wasnt such a jackass he would be the most dominant player in the game. Legit 7ft , 250+ lbs, very skilled he would completely dominate it wouldnt even be close. But he shoots jumpers instead smh I watched the game vs Milwaukee yesterday and he was like 2/15 or something like that in the first half and most of his shots were jumpers. Stupid.

  • Joel Driver
    Joel Driver 12 days ago

    Shaq Would completely dominate down low in this era because most teams don’t have anybody that could come close to contending with him.

  • A1 Wright
    A1 Wright 12 days ago

    Just aren't enough great athletic big men in the world. When a great big man comes he will change the game again.

  • Obiwan Kenobi
    Obiwan Kenobi 13 days ago

    He was very good in Orlando with mobility, good tricks... In LA he becomes too big, to heavy and it was not good to see a man only use his weight to eject his opponant. It was not basketball in my point of view...

  • Nicolas Espinosa
    Nicolas Espinosa 13 days ago

    3:43 What did he say??

    I will bring my length, I will bring my ath-legolas" ?????

  • Trillest Lee
    Trillest Lee 14 days ago

    Shows Shaq really know the game of basketball

  • Tomasz Stachura
    Tomasz Stachura 14 days ago

    The priority for today's players, as it is for their generation is... money/fame, period. They don't care for winning (be the best, championship etc.), because money/fame is winning for them. So, eventually, all that they will do, is to secure money/fame as long as they can ergo... running away from phisicality.

  • Random Person
    Random Person 14 days ago

    Someone messed up on the focus :)

  • Steve Reyna
    Steve Reyna 15 days ago

    Today’s NBA would have no answer for Shaq...he’d kill it!!!..nightly

  • Clever Kat
    Clever Kat 15 days ago

    People are so dumb look behind him up and down pyramids. Does he look proud of his achievements no cause it's all rigged. Entertainment is just distractions for the poor. It's always been the same just faces change and the weapons change. The moment your born they put you in a system put your name in the computers. Then program you in schools of how to not get in the slave masters way. Then you got all the slaves who get off on having power over other slaves aka all forms of government police. Public schools have no funding the teachers are hateful and miserable. You don't learn faster when your younger. You are vulnerable mentally and its easy to take away your individuality.

  • Southern California World

    Ya gotta love Diesel.
    Talking the truth!

  • Rex Magi
    Rex Magi 16 days ago +2

    How to beat everyone: Literally beat them.

  • carter diserens
    carter diserens 16 days ago

    Shaq would foul out

  • james warner
    james warner 16 days ago

    Shaq would set the single season field goal percentage record in the NBA, probably shooting around 75% from the field, and against Joel Embied and Karl Anthony Towns, they would foul out trying to guard him. Not to mention Shaq would never foul out of ballgames, because they would be to busy shooting 3 pointers, and Shaq would play off them and allow it. As for Charles Barkley, he would have probably shot in the 65% range on field goal percentage, averaging around 30 points per game, easily, pulling down 20 rebounds per game.

  • Andreas Bünger
    Andreas Bünger 17 days ago

    Shaq is the best Center in NBA history and it's not even close.

  • BucaneerBri
    BucaneerBri 17 days ago

    The game is different & shaq was one of a kind. Today’s center has to be able to run or they won’t stop anyone.

  • Nelson Vallarta
    Nelson Vallarta 17 days ago

    Yeah. Oneal was the reason why coaches plays now going outside because coaches need to let out Oneal for their advantage and it works until now.

  • Whisker Whippers ™️

    I would have loved to have seen him play LB or TE

  • Big Peen Whistler
    Big Peen Whistler 18 days ago

    Lmao at 2:30 I dont wanna shoot 100 free throws, I dont wanna read shaq 20 out of 100

  • mouli teeparthi
    mouli teeparthi 18 days ago

    He breath sounds soo BEARisque

  • darhon15
    darhon15 18 days ago

    OG SHAQ... speaking real FACTS! Best center EVER! Most DOMINANT ever

  • Jim Stein
    Jim Stein 19 days ago

    When you go to a fight to win, bring your tank!

  • Bryan Booker
    Bryan Booker 19 days ago +1

    wow Shaq laid it down here. He was very eloquent in defending why he'd be dominant today. That whole bit on statistics is spot on.

  • Ainsey
    Ainsey 20 days ago +1

    Shaq doesn't sound too healthy, big man needs to lose weight

  • Israel MoralesJr
    Israel MoralesJr 20 days ago

    Remember one thing and he didn’t even mention it... “it’s all about the ‘chip’ and he has of ‘em.” In the history of the NBA there’s only a handful of real GAME CHANGERS... and this cat is one of ‘em.

  • AvEryBadApPLe
    AvEryBadApPLe 20 days ago

    Shaq MADE players who would’ve played center slide over to the power forward spot and shoot from the wing.

  • payaso25us
    payaso25us 20 days ago

    how Shaq changed the game:
    1.) No Charging Zone (+)
    2.) Hackashaq (-)
    3.) those NBA live glitches (+++) unstoppability and quick foul button 😂
    4.) improvement of basketball backboards/hoops and broken glass cleaning equipment
    5.) new hairstyles for teamates
    6.) brought element of fear and possible injury giving rise to what we now call “resting players”
    7.) Made Reebok mostly for Big Men like him and Yao Ming
    8.) Made Rest in Peace posters out of fully functioning nba defensive players
    9.) Made his pre-retirement teams dream of the L.o.B 🏆
    10.) NBA 2k games simulations 100% winnable when in the starting 5
    11.) made screens 100x effective
    12.) made screens 100x defective when he opts to hold the ball longer
    13.) Rules changed regarding referee attitude towards gambling (sorry Kings) by throwing down that Kobe Alleyhoop
    14.) kept the Heat the only team to Win it all after his trade!!!!
    15.) kept the Heat the only team to lose it all after he won!!!!
    16.) the only player who ever played as a muggle Champion and kept the wizards/trolls/orcs/magical creatures and rappers happy by playing as a Genie
    17.) made the game interesting by just being there on the Tv being magnificent
    18.) paved the way for muscle healing research by continuously providing team medics with subjects/fresh specimens per game
    19.) technological advancements in slow replays of the scientific shaqattack play
    20.) 40% of the time he didnt change anything...60%+ most of time the NBA had to change for Him as he was flicking opponents like dominoes, no one could guard him trully awesome 😎

  • Keith Newberry
    Keith Newberry 20 days ago +1

    SHAQ would destroy this era

  • j G
    j G 20 days ago

    with all the respect Shack that reason you start the NBA's because it was easier and you made a lot more money
    so let's not bullshiting i
    ourselves or try to bulshit the public please okay
    thank you

  • Yunis Rajab
    Yunis Rajab 21 day ago

    "however you pronounce it" LMAO he'll never get it

  • GeeCoach35
    GeeCoach35 21 day ago +1

    The Orlando Magic Shaq could play today

  • Rastko Sehovic
    Rastko Sehovic 21 day ago

    Best one of the series, spilling facts

  • Sir Damian
    Sir Damian 21 day ago +3

    “Analytics can be broken. They are broken by something called adrenaline “

  • Sir Damian
    Sir Damian 21 day ago +1

    “Now you got big guys shooting 3’s. It’s cute. Not what I would do tho.”

  • Boban Camdzic
    Boban Camdzic 22 days ago

    I love you Shaq, greatest center of all time.. hard seeing you go through what you have in the last year. Still have a way of getting people's spirits up even at times like these.