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Legends Never Die: Will Shaquille O’Neal Be Appreciated When He’s Gone?

As the LeBron James Sweepstakes begins and the media jumps all over his every move (understandably so), there is something that basketball fans are clearly overlooking.

There is a very strong possibility that we have seen the last of the "true" center in basketball. His name is Shaquille O'Neal.

There was no farewell tour on his behalf, and his work on and off the court at this point in his career will not be recognized because of the rock star that is 13 years his junior.

As the league evolves, the center is losing its true value.

The big man is becoming perimeter-oriented, which has match-up advantages, but takes away from the intimidation factor of the greats such as Russell, Chamberlain, Olajuwon, and Abdul-Jabbar.

Thus, we lose apprec...

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