Forgotten Box Score Series: Remembering Shaq's astonishing triple-double

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Shaquille O’Neal is widely known for being one of the best centers in NBA history, a four-time NBA champion, and perhaps the most unstoppable force in the league for a good 12–15 years in the 1990s and early 2000s. What many younger NBA fans might not realize is just how incredible Shaq was the instant he stepped on the court for the stat lines in the 1992 draft.

Throughout his career, O’Neal recorded many insane statlines, but his best game ever was without a doubt his unrepeatable triple-double from his second season. Just how crazy was his statline? Well, it had never been seen before Shaq’s masterpiece and over 30 years later, his stat line has still not been replicated.

On November 20th, 1993, O’Neal, Penny Hardaway, and the Magic faced off with the New Jersey Nets, led by Kenny Anderson. Orlando ended up victorious as they edged out New Jersey 87-85, but O’Neal’s performance by far overshadowed the victory. Next, we'll take a closer look at Shaq’s monster triple-double.