Shaq the best ever? I dunno. I agree with Willis Reed. The great centers all were the best of their day, and any comparisons would be ludicrous. Mikan, Russell, Chamberlain, Abdul-Jabbar, and now Shaq. Only during the Russell/Chamberlain days were there two truly great centers competing against each other; Wilt was past his prime physically when Kareem arrived. If I could watch any matchup of these titans, it would be Wilt vs. Shaq in their respective primes. It would be like watching Joe Louis vs. Muhammad Ali.