Patrick Beverley Thinks Shaquille O’Neal Could’ve Averaged More Than 50 Points A Game If He Had Shot Free Throws Better


Shaquille O’Neal’s dominance in the NBA is indisputable, showcased by his resume of four NBA championships, three Finals MVPs, 15 All-Star appearances, 14 All-NBA selections, an MVP award, and two scoring titles. 

He was just that dominant that fans place him unanimously in the top 10 players of all time, with many hailing him as the best center ever. Yet, even with this illustrious career, outspoken NBA guard Patrick Beverley believes Shaq could’ve done even more damage on the NBA.

Hosting his very own “The Pat Bev Podcast with Rone,” Beverley argued that Shaq could’ve averaged 53 points per game if his free-throw shooting had been better. Notably, Shaq, known for his struggles at the line, held a career free-throw percentage of 52.7%.


“If [Shaq] went like 80%, not even like 90, if he were like 78% [from the free throw line] he would have averaged 53 points a game.”


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