In perspective a prime and mature Shaq was during the Lakers 3 peat, but as far a athleticism then yes Orl Shaq was very quick for his size, much better conditioned and just all over the place in comparison. Regardless Hakeem was lengthy, incredibly basketball savvy which is always underrated, one of the best footwork regardless of position and size, true interior defense not just swatting jump shot and so many other things he could do, his skill set is probably only matched by Wilt and Kareem, maybe.
The current era makes any center look better then they actually are. Take away D12's athelticism and he is liability on so many levels.
Edited by Ven21, June 11, 2013 - 09:03 AM.