In the latest episode of The Big Podcast with Shaq, presented by Playmaker HQ, all-time basketball great Julius Erving sits down with Shaquille O’Neal, and fellow guest DC Young Fly, to discuss his influence in the game, going head-to-head against the Lakers and more.
During the episode, Shaq reveals how he came to idolize Dr. J as a young kid, crediting him as the one who inspired him to pursue basketball seriously. Shaq also goes on to share a hilarious story about his first time meeting Dr. J in person when the superstar showed up in his dorm room at LSU unannounced to tell him he was being punished for skipping class.
Later Dr. J shares his thoughts on the current scoring boom the league is experiencing, his top 3 dunkers of all-time, and reveals who he thinks would win in a head-to-head matchup between former teammate Wilt Chamberlain and Shaq.
Finally, Dr. J gets real about coming up in the league under Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s shadow and reveals the time he and his agent refused to join the Milwaukee Bucks after being drafted by the team, in an attempt to force their way to the Atlanta Hawks and team up with “Pistol” Pete Maravich.