NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal is considered by some to be the most dominant big man in the game. For good reason, too, as there was not much teams could do when O’Neal caught the ball in the post. He either was dunking or he was getting fouled. No in-between.
Philadelphia 76ers legend Allen Iverson knew this and tried to do something about it. Iverson sat down and told a story about trying to foul O’Neal when he caught the ball in the post.
Now, one must picture this. Iverson was 6-feet tall and 170 pounds. O’Neal was 7-foot-1 and roughly 325 pounds. Iverson told a story of how he tried to jump on O’Neal’s back to foul him, but O’Neal carried him up with him on the slam. Kobe Bryant laughed at Iverson and asked him what he thought he was doing.
Iverson, of course, had his own great moments against O’Neal. He led the Sixers to the finals in 2001 and handed the Los Angeles Lakers their only loss of that playoff run in Game 1 of that series. Of course, O’Neal and the Lakers got the last laugh.