Shaquille O'Neal says injuries stopped him being the greatest center ever

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Shaquille O'Neal forged a career for himself as the most physically imposing big man the NBA has seen in the modern era.

During his time in the league, the center showcased an incredible amount of power but blended that with a surprising level of finesse that defied his stature.

However, the Big Aristotle recently said he only showcased 30 percent of his ability during a career that produced four titles and three finals MVP crowns.

As Shaq heads to the Hall of Fame, he has been looking back on his career and believes he could have surpassed Wilt Chamberlain had he not missed so many games due to injury.

On the SiriusXM NBA podcast, he said: "All the games that I missed due to injury which counted up to be about 250 games, averaging 25 points a game, there's another 5000 points right there.

"The true reason why I wanted to pass up Wilt Chamberlain was that I was going to boldly and arrogantly say to all news media outlets 'I'm the most dominant big man ever, I don't want to hear anyone else's name.

"I passed him in championships but I wanted to pass him in points and rebounds so they only thing I think about is all those games I missed. Not the free throws, but I think I missed 250 games due to injury."

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