Other than Vlade Divac, no big man on the Sacramento Kings spent more time guarding Shaquille O’Neal during those hotly contested Playoff series than Scot Pollard.
Pollard admitted to trying everything in the book to slow down the all-time great, telling the LA Times prior to Game 3 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals, “You have to use your fouls wisely,” he said. “You have to throw different looks at him. You have to be active. You have to try to make him confused, so he’s worried about the defense instead of just catching the ball and dunking on your head.”
15 years later, Pollard may have had to shortly relive that nightmare matchup after Shaq posted a video of himself dunking on a friend while playing pick-up basketball.
O’Neal’s current employer reshared the moment on @NBAonTNT, to which the former Kings center responded.
The Sacramento fan favorite has always had a great sense of humor and it’s clear even he can look back on Shaq’s unique dominance and laugh.