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Tim Duncan or Shaquille O’Neal: Who Is the Best Big of the Era?

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Michael Jordan retired from dominance in 1998. Since that time two players—Shaquille O'Neal and Tim Duncan—have been major pieces of eight of the last 10 NBA Championship teams.

In fact any team who wanted to win a title in the last decade needed to start one of four dominant big men (the other two being Kevin Garnett and Ben Wallace). Big men dominated the league for 40 years before Jordan, and they have dominated it for the 10 years since.

In 2009, however, that story could be changing. Duncan has just turned 33, and the Spurs were ousted in the first round of these playoffs. Shaquille is now 37 years old, and the Suns failed to make the playoffs at all.

Though undoubtedly the greatest undr...

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