What if Shaq missed all 11,252 of his free throws? | Dorktown


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  • CMAR872
    CMAR872  3 hours back

    Your content is always great but I think this missed the mark on a few things honestly:

    1. The missed free-throw playoff seeds & runs could have been further explored: There were 3 years where the rank dropped from a nice playoff seed to no berth - what were the stories of these seasons and how would it have played out if he had made all his free-throws instead? Also:

    2. How would these statistics play-out you assume Shaq missed all his free-throws but you adjusted for potential of team-scoring on offensive rebound based on the team/league average that year? Would that slightly more realistic point-reduction have an even smaller if not nearly negligible impact on each season's outcome?

    3. A few extra Shaq free-throw bricks would have given this video some extra flavor; plus maybe some background elevator music and if you really want to spice it up and get crazy: Then consider presenting the statistics on a Google Earth API and maybe get rid anyone that isn't John Bois. Don't forget the corny punchline at the end of the video!

    (I am just teasing, Chart Party obviously reigns supreme, but I am usually thoroughly impressed with all SB Nation videos, especially Rewind and Weird Rules - which has a sort of juvenile Drunk History charm to it).

    • OldRage Q
      OldRage Q  1 days back

      I think it would've actually been more interesting if you made a video of what if Shaq actually made 75% of his free throws.

      • Starr43
        Starr43  5 days back

        If you miss a free throw so hard that it magically bounces all the way back into your own net.. do those points count against you if it isn’t ruled intentional?

        • Jayden Reiser
          Jayden Reiser  6 days back

          Now imagine he was good at free throws

          • TheQWE99
            TheQWE99  6 days back

            Could you simulate Shaq’s career so that he misses every 3-point attempt?

            • Tim Francoeur
              Tim Francoeur  2 weeks back

              Remember when Dorktown was the worst Jon Bois series? This has almost nothing in common with the new ones

              • Seth Bushnell
                Seth Bushnell  4 weeks back

                Love it

                • SirDream
                  SirDream  1 months back

                  then online trolls would bully shaq
                  shaq would still be in the league trying to make a free throw

                  • secretaccountyay
                    secretaccountyay  1 months back

                    That non-Jon guy makes this good idea for a video completely unwatchable. Couldnt make it to minute 3

                    • Hannes Rodriguez
                      Hannes Rodriguez  1 months back

                      Do this with James Harden

                      • Ethan Hayden
                        Ethan Hayden  1 months back

                        It's not Mr. O'Neal, he's Dr. O'Neal

                        • PounceBoi 12
                          PounceBoi 12  2 months back

                          What if shaq made his free throws?

                          • Liam Ryan
                            Liam Ryan  2 months back

                            Beating Bird in all time points isn’t that impressive. He only played 13 years

                            • shatteryib
                              shatteryib  2 months back

                              You mean he didn't?

                              • Lliam Dloniak
                                Lliam Dloniak  2 months back

                                Lets talk about NBA Shaquille O’Neal

                                Holds a football

                                • S.O C
                                  S.O C  2 months back

                                  What about playoffs? Does he win in LA or Miami?

                                  • CinemaDemocratica
                                    CinemaDemocratica  2 months back

                                    This is a perfect example of the fallacy of the predetermined outcome, since if Shaq missed every free throw, people would have fouled him a lot more, and many of his non-free-throw points would have gone out the window with the lost free-throw points, too.

                                    • ValensBellator
                                      ValensBellator  2 months back

                                      I could swear I remember Shaq hitting a three from the corner in a fairly important moment... maybe it was a long two but the image is just stuck in my head.

                                      • Logan Kandel
                                        Logan Kandel  2 months back

                                        How many rings would he have won? It has to be 4 or less because they don't make the playoffs in 01

                                        • The house of Chaos
                                          The house of Chaos  2 months back

                                          love how you didn't compare him to Hakeem... you compared him to Garnett and Duncan. who were both actually Power Forwards not centers.. but whatever.. . but don't use Hakeem the Dream... Lame....
                                          Don't get me wrong Shaq was great, but he didn't hold a candle to Hakeem Olajuwon, or even Moses Malone...

                                          • The house of Chaos
                                            The house of Chaos  2 months back

                                            @Jake Everett Terpening Kiddo... Shaq and Hakeem played many manyl times.. When Shaq was at his prime.. And Hakeem embarrassed him.. Hakeem straight showed him how.. Go back and watch the 1995 NBA Finals... All will be understood after you watch that. Hakeem was 31 or 32, past his physical prime in basketball, Shaq was 22 or 23 at his quickest and most explosive.. And still Hakeem dominated the matchup...

                                          • Jake Everett Terpening
                                            Jake Everett Terpening  2 months back

                                            He most certainly holds a candle, and is arguably better. Not saying he is for sure better, but he was pretty damn near unstoppable in his prime. I know stats don't tell the whole story, but he did have better stats than both of them. Probably not if they took off all his free throws tho, which is why he wasn't compared to those 2.

                                        • Nathaniel Lowe
                                          Nathaniel Lowe  2 months back

                                          Did SB also adjust the teams that now have extra wins, or just the Lakers who have extra losses? Probably wouldn't change too much in the standings, but i don't know if the standings were close enough to drop Shaq's team success

                                          • coltin
                                            coltin  2 months back

                                            Do a "what if Lonzo Ball was as good as Shaq at shooting freethrows?"

                                            • william dowling
                                              william dowling  3 months back

                                              I'm curious about what would have happened (same analytics) if he was a decent free throw shooter. How much would it have helped his teams if he made 80-85%??

                                              • Jacob
                                                Jacob  3 months back

                                                All I want to know is....why does Dorktown look like the outline of Syria?

                                                • MaxPro
                                                  MaxPro  3 months back

                                                  Q: What if Shaq missed every free throw he ever took?
                                                  A: Kobe would own a Shaq-skin rug.

                                                  • MaxPro
                                                    MaxPro  3 months back

                                                    Q: What if Shaq missed every free throw he ever took?
                                                    A: Chris Dudley would've averaged 8 fouls a game.

                                                  • IsiahTomas
                                                    IsiahTomas  3 months back

                                                    But he did miss all of them.

                                                    • RonnyDonny13
                                                      RonnyDonny13  3 months back

                                                      Yes but he would have been hacked even more

                                                      • Hagerman23
                                                        Hagerman23  3 months back

                                                        cant stand the audio. so quiet when they are talking, the music is super loud, had to turn on CC.

                                                        • W D
                                                          W D  3 months back

                                                          Uhhh why no playoffs?

                                                          • actng
                                                            actng  3 months back

                                                            this just proves his free throws didn't make a difference, and we know it because he sucked at it... you should take away his dunks or shots made within 3 feet of the basket and see whether they still make the playoffs... but that's also kinda dumb cuz he's a center and he's meant to score in the paint... what are we talking about again?

                                                            • TurdleyCorn
                                                              TurdleyCorn  3 months back

                                                              He didn't?

                                                              • DINBANDHU KUMAR
                                                                DINBANDHU KUMAR  4 months back

                                                                No, they could not have these stat.
                                                                As he would have got more free throws

                                                                • siddharth kona
                                                                  siddharth kona  4 months back

                                                                  Wait, Shaq didn't miss all his free throws?

                                                                  • Boston Celtics fan
                                                                    Boston Celtics fan  4 months back

                                                                    My answer to this is he would lose about 11,252 points in his total points

                                                                    • Mateo
                                                                      Mateo  4 months back

                                                                      First time here, I was like why do you call this dorktown...before end of vid, I was like, yep, I get it.

                                                                      • Patrick Sweeney
                                                                        Patrick Sweeney  4 months back

                                                                        they made a joke about a shaq point guard but now in 2k19 my team his galaxy opal is the most overpowered point guard

                                                                        • Conner From The Internet
                                                                          Conner From The Internet  4 months back

                                                                          Then he would have roughly 5,930 less points

                                                                          • Tenoch Villa
                                                                            Tenoch Villa  4 months back

                                                                            If shaq missed all of his free throws the kings would have a ring 😳

                                                                            • Kanjoos Lahookvinhaakvinhookvin

                                                                              This is like gauging a baseball player if he didn't get credit for hit by pitches

                                                                              • Awesam 114
                                                                                Awesam 114  4 months back

                                                                                A new sb nation series... dorktown... shaq...

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                                                                                • CanadaMMA
                                                                                  CanadaMMA  4 months back

                                                                                  Shaq is a physical freak. I am a huge fan of mixed martial arts, and I shudder to think what a man with those basic physical gifts could have done, provided he trained for it the way he trained for basketball.

                                                                                  • Dat Boi
                                                                                    Dat Boi  4 months back

                                                                                    Just saw the title. You’re telling me he didn’t??

                                                                                    • Yusuf Aden
                                                                                      Yusuf Aden  5 months back

                                                                                      Vince Carter didn’t average 20+ in 10 consecutive seasons

                                                                                      • whobitmyname
                                                                                        whobitmyname  5 months back

                                                                                        OK so 8 times he would have stayed within one seed... which seems meaningful when you gloss over the numerous times he would have sunk out of the playoffs completely.

                                                                                        • Frank Things
                                                                                          Frank Things  5 months back

                                                                                          ...and they still would have rigged the Lakers to beat the Kings :(

                                                                                          • Yummy Chili
                                                                                            Yummy Chili  5 months back

                                                                                            “I resimulated his entire career”

                                                                                            *jon intensifies*

                                                                                            • Joshua Wlazlo
                                                                                              Joshua Wlazlo  5 months back

                                                                                              How about if he misses, but then his team gets the rebound. How is that is put into play?