See below for the “NBA Finals Storyboards” of Shaquille O’Neal. Each and every Finals series he played has been measured, analyzed and charted below. From Orlando to Miami, with a LA 3-peat stuffed in-between, Shaq laid down his claim as arguably history’s greatest ever Finals performer.
These “storyboards” were incredibly FUN for me to assemble, as I learned so much about the players and the teams involved in basketball’s biggest stage. I hope you enjoy reading them! For any questions or comments, tweet me @NBAStatsLab for some fun banter. View from top-to-bottom to see each of his Finals performances in chronological order.
NOTE: I’ve graded each Finals series by calculating the player’s “RINGscore” value. Factoring into this calculation include a player’s box score performance, win/loss result, # of games played, the difficulty of competition, # of times player led a game in stats, the player’s statistical rank over his peers, high-game outputs, and more!
On to the stats and stories of the one and only Shaq…