When Shaquille O’Neal played in the NBA, he was known as a dominating force on the court, and some see him as having the most dominant peak ever for a center. O’Neal’s size and athleticism allowed him to be unstoppable at the center position, and there was barely anyone in the league that could slow him down in his primer.
Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t back down from any challenge. Recently, on the Rex Chapman Podcast, he was presented with a scenario where he had to go into a cage match against 5 MMA fighters, and he would get 4 NBA players as his teammates for that match. Shaquille O’Neal named his 4 NBA players, and needless to say, no one would want to mess with O’Neal’s squad.
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Shaquille O’Neal picked some players from his era: Larry Johnson, Xavier McDaniel, Charles Oakley, and Gary Trent. Those names are not necessarily well known to most fans, but if Shaquille O’Neal thinks that they are tough, then they would be reliable partners in a cage match. It is hard to see anyone hurt Shaquille O’Neal due to his stature, even if they are MMA fighters.
Shaquille O’Neal is a very strong human being, and no one would bet against him in a cage match. If you give him 4 tough NBA players on top of that, then Shaquille O’Neal’s chances of winning get even higher. While this scenario is kind of outlandish, it is interesting to see O’Neal’s opinion on who he would go into a cage match with.