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"I've heard from multiple sources that Sabonis is very, very strong" — Shaquille O'Neal is impressed by Domantas Sabonis

Could the Kings end their playoff drought? Shaq seems to think so, and the main reason behind it is Domantas Sabonis.
Sacramento Kings forward Domantas Sabonis and Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O'Neal

Domantas Sabonis and Shaquille O'Neal

Domantas Sabonis has had a very good career in the NBA after transitioning from a reputed college basketball program with Gonzaga. The 11th pick in the 2016 NBA draft, Sabonis joined the Indiana Pacers and stayed there for five seasons before moving to the Sacramento Kings.

Sabonis is great at both the power forward and center positions. Like most European (read: white) players, the assumption is that what he lacks in athleticism, Sabonis compensates with skill. Well, one of the strongest players ever has a revelation to share. 

How good is he?

Sabonis is adored by his fans and roster wherever he goes. Always loyal to the Lithuanian National Team, Domantas never misses an opportunity to play for his country. Sabonis is one of the most complete players in the league - he passes and shoots the ball easily, proves to have a high game IQ with his quick decisions on the court, and is an amazing rebounder on both sides of the court. All that puts serious miles on his body. 

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Given his father, Arvydas Sabonis, is considered to be one of the best European players ever, no wonder Domantas had a deep understanding of basketball. But he obviously learned from his father's experience in the Association, and made sure his body can keep up. Shaquille O'Neal confirmed it.

The TNT crew seemed to have taken a liking to the Lithuanian ace. When it comes to "Lithuanian Lasagna," you be the judge on that one. 

Can the former All-Star take the Kings on a playoff run?

Sabonis has been clicking with De'Aaron Fox on every level, and the duo is seemingly making the Kings' fandom go wild as they believe this power duo can finally take them for a playoff run. A dominant figure inside the painting, Sabonis, is giving hope to the city of Sacramento.

Sabonis is the ace of Spades for the Kings unit now. If propelled consistently on the court, his magnetic connection with Fox can lift the Sacramento Kings from their playoff drought for good. 

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