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Shaq still mad about the 2000 MVP vote


Imagine having the best season of your life, winning an MVP, the NBA title and still feeling a bit bitter about that season. That's what Shaq feels like about his 99/00 season and the man to blame is Fred Hickman, or as Shaq refers to him Fred idiot Hickman.

The numbers were impressive that season for Shaquille: 29.7 points, 13.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 3 blocks per game. But the numbers themselves don't tell the whole story. That was peak Shaq - in his eighthseason in the league, he had the experience and the hunger to be the best. Injury luck was also a factor and everything lined up for one of the most dominant performances in basketball history. To end any discussion - Scottie Pippen said he was one of the few players he feared. 

Then 99% of the media voted for Shaq, except Fred Hickman. Hickman decided Allen Iverson deserved the MVP that year. AI had a great season as well: 28.4 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.1 steals a game. But for anyone with two eyes, this was the wrong call. 

Shaq was asked about this on "">Fair Game" and even before the question was finished he started to answer:

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