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Shaquille O'Neal: I wasn't Tim Duncan, David Robinson

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Duncan, Robinson

The San Antonio Spurs legendary tandem of David Robinson and Tim Duncan was a sight to behold.

Both were forces on the defensive and offensive end and brought their own brand of play on the court.

Robinson was a finesse player, quick, agile, and a beast in the paint. However, he also was able to knock down the mid-range shot and out-quick some of the bigger players in the league during his playing days.

Duncan was a nightmare for the opposition. He could score against anyone and clamp down on defense. He wasn't the most athletic but he could run the fast break, hit the mid-range shot and occasionally make the 3-point shot.

Former NBA center Shaquille O'Neal had a front row seat to the Spurs "Twin Towers."

He faced both Duncan and Robinson in their primes and had many battles on the court against the pair during the height of the Lakers-Spurs rivalry in the early 2000s.

On a recent "Inside the NBA" show on TNT, O'Neal was discussing his time in the NBA while spotlighting 76ers' Joel Embiid.

During his chat, O'Neal stated he was not as skilled as Robinson and Duncan.

Shaq wasn't Tim Duncan. Shaq wasn't David Robinson.
I couldn't step out and take the jumper. I couldn't take the ball coast-to-coast.

O'Neal was a dominant force who used his brute strength to overpower defenders.

But when it comes to the well-rounded game, Duncan and Robinson shined.

Twitter: @JeffGSpursZone

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