Orlando Magic: Shaquille O’Neal (BEST)
If Shaquille O’Neal truly possessed a basketball “killer instinct,” or truly cared about keeping himself in shape during the offseason (instead of playing himself into shape during the season and in time for the playoffs), there’s no question he would’ve been higher on this list.
From the mid-1990’s through the mid-2000’s, O’Neal was basically a basketball cheat code on the court, and a complete cultural phenomenon off of it.
He was the centerpiece of one of the greatest “ended before it started” dynasties with the Orlando Magic in the mid-1990’s. To this day, O’Neal ranks 8th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 15th in rebounds, and 8th in blocks.
Orlando Magic: Fran Vazquez (WORST)
The Magic have had plenty of busted draft picks this century, but perhaps none as big as Spanish big man Fran Vazquez.
Orlando took Vazquez with the eleventh pick of the 2005 draft but couldn’t ever convince him to come stateside. Vazquez chose to stay in Europe and is the all time Spanish League leader in blocked shots, but that didn’t do the Magic much good.