21 Hall of Famers you had no idea played with each other

LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal
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8) Shaq and Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen

NBA icon Shaquille O'Neal is best remembered for his time with the Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, and Miami Heat, but his final NBA stop was actually as a member of the Boston Celtics. After things didn't work out with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Shaq decided to join Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Rajon Rondo on the Celtics.

That was almost certainly a decision made with the goal of picking up a fifth NBA championship to tie his former teammate and rival, Kobe Bryant. However, the Celtics were on their last leg as title contenders and LeBron had left Cleveland to join the Miami Heat by that point.

Even had that not been the case, Shaq would have played a minimal role on the Celtics, seeing as how he only played 37 regular-season games that season and just two playoff games. The novelty of seeing a player who was once the most dominant player in the NBA play alongside three future Hall of Famers was certainly fun while it lasted.

Of course, Shaq wasn't anywhere near as good as he once was, though he did average a respectable 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks in 20.3 minutes. That proved to be his final season in the NBA, and he probably should have retired sooner, but it was still pretty cool to see him play with Garnett, Pierce, and Allen.