Cohen: Who Would Make Your All-Magic Team?
CENTER: Cohen’s Analysis - Shaq from 1992-1996 or Dwight from 2004-2012? Both big men led the Magic to an NBA Finals. O’Neal proved to be a far more dominant center after his departure to L.A. where he captured three consecutive NBA championships with the Lakers and then another ring with Miami in 2006. Howard was a three-time Defensive Player of the Year, but was far more erratic and unreliable offensively than O’Neal. Both were horrific free throw shooters. Shaq is undeniably a more menacing and daunting center of all-time, which is why it would seem more rational to favor him here.