13. Shaquille O’Neal
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, and the backbone of the Los Angeles Lakers’ dynasty that won three NBA championships and went to four straight Finals in the 2000’s. To this day, O’Neal ranks 8th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 15th in rebounds, and 8th in blocks.