Shaquille O’Neal’s Poor Leadership Finally Catches Up to Him

July 23rd, 2010 by Daniel Suhr Leave a reply »
Shaquille O'Neal has been one of the great players in NBA history but his remarkable run of championships (4), All-Star appearances (15), and relevancy (drafted 1992) has come to a startling and regrettable conclusion.  

And it's his fault.

The sad part is that despite his greatness on the court and incredible personality off the court, his wounds are self-inflicted and he should be considered a model for how not to lead a team or organization.

His current basketball status is that of elder statesman.  He is the longest-tenured player in the NBA and like all aging players, his abilities have declined.  

In his favor, he was the starting center on a team with the NBA's best record last year and still averaged 12 points and 6.7 rebounds  Those are good numbers for the oldest man in the league!

As far as aging veterans go who are trying to get one more shot at a championship, they typically have a label applied to them.  A label that is intended as a compliment but often has the undertone of a role player who won't be playing many crunch time minutes.

What is that label?

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