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Shaq is widely known as the most dominant player in the league.
But who is the most dominant player ever.

the candidates:
Shaq
Jordan
Wilt

I would like to believe Wilt was the best. He totally dominanted his era. Averaging 50ppg one year. He took over so the league changed the rules on him. Then he went on to lead the league in assist.

100 points in a game. How can anybody top that
 

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It depends on your definition of dominance. Each player dominated in their own way.....
 

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It's hard to say, Wilt played against much smaller players... but at the same time, he was often triple teamed and still had the footwork to avoid the opponent and score.

You can't really compare players in different eras.

If you are talking about each in their particular time period, it's wilt no doubt.
 

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Me of course :D

You just can't argue with Wilt's stats.
 

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Wilt was most dominate
Oscar Robertson deserves to be on the discussion list and has to be in the top 5. He average close to a triple double for a five year period.
 

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HARD TO COMPARE DIFFERENT PLAYERS IN DIFFERENT TIMES.

no paticular order


1. MJ- no explanation needed
2. Wilt
3. Dream- nobody could stop him in his prime. He schooled Shaq, Robinson, Ewing etc.
4. SHAQ- the most dominate player right now, POSSIBLY ever
 

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Wilt is the most dominating player ever, by far.
Think about, Shaq can average 26 ppg and around 12 rpg and hes considered dominant, so whats that make Wilt after he went an entire season averaging 50+ ppg and 20+ rpg, nearly double Shaqs numbers? Please dont use that "Wilt had less competition though" excuse either. Wilt played against hall of famers like Russell and Unseld etc., Shaq goes against guys like Vitaly Potopenko and Erick Dampier.
 

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lets just stop this right now...MJ is the greatest players ever. Its not even close. Shack can't carry his jock strap
 

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Wilt

Every time I hear people say that Wilt played against waker competition, I say exactly the opposite. He played against stronger centers. When Wilt entered the league, there were only 8 teams, when he retired about 18. There are only so many guys who ar 7 foot tall.

When he started playing. that means he would play 1/7 of his games against Russell.

Later, he would play 1/16 against a Willis Reed, Jabbar, Wes Unseld, Nate Thurmond. With just these 4, he played one quarter of the season, 20 games against Hall of Famers. If there were only 8-16 team now, the center slot would be much better.
 

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When people say you can't compare players they are right. But you can compare players dominance in accordance to the other players of the same era. I think that Chamberlin was the most dominating player of all time. He might not have been as good had he played now, but he was unstopable when he did play. He could not be contained. 50 ppg? You can compare a players level of dominance. I like Jordan as the best player ever. But Wilt as the most dominant of his era.
 

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Shaq has only become dominant over the last few years. This dominance has exactly matched the decline of Hakeem, David Robinson, and Patrick Ewing. The way to beat Shaw has always been use quickness, get him in foul trouble and attack him. There aren't any centers who can do this now.

I still remember Hakeem schooling him in the finals. How dominant was that?
 
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