'05 Shaquille O'Neal pinkdiamond card
97 Overall
  • 93 INS
  • 58 OUT
  • 55 PLY
  • 92 ATH
  • 95 DEF
  • 97 REB

Shaq Diesel is a beast

Written by bigcrescendo

Shaq is a beast and it showed while using him. Can do anything you ask except the 3 ball.

Bought for: 177k MT

Strengths:

  • Inside scoring: Great finisher with hall of fame relentless and lob city finisher, can dunk over people with ease (hall of fame posterizer) and can easily exploit mismatches on the offensive side of the ball. Can back down anybody with 99 strength.
  • Defense/Rebounding: Hall of fame defensive stopper and rim protector combined with hall of fame bruiser and hustle rebounder provides a tough matchup for any opposing center. Even comes with 98 reaction time and an 80 steal and pick pocket so he can play passing lanes and rip centers.

  • Pick and Roll: Hall of fame brick wall to set the big body screens and if they try to switch it's BBQ chicken in the post. Can also throw down 360 between the legs lobs in triple threat online.

Weaknesses:

  • Shooting: Cannot shoot 3's but with a mid range shoe can hit them occasionally at a 70 rating (especially off dimer)
  • Dribbling: If you are using Shaq to size people up you're doing it wrong anyway, but this is mostly for the fast break; just get it to a guard and lob it to the big boy.

Recommended Strategy: Post up, pick and roll, dunking on people

Other Comments: I am by no means close to getting Wilt but Shaq is definitely worth a try especially now that his price is under 200k.

Use if: You want an absolute beast in the paint who can compete with anyone.

Don't use if: A shooting center/stretch 5.

Bottom Line: Great value for the price and overall a great card. Shaq is so much fun to use and I'm glad I picked him up.


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