Neither was Hakeem, yet he kicked Shaq's butt in the Finals. Or David Robinson. Or Timmie. Or am I misunderstanding what an "alpha male" means here?
I still believe Suns would be champions if not for Sarver.
Give them Mickey Arison, or Dan Gilbert, or Jerry Buss - any of those owners Shaq was lucky to play for.
It was soooooooooo close. I'm not even talking about the Amare injuries, the suspension against Spurs and stuff like that - that is unfortunate but that shit happens.
However, selling off the draft picks and letting Joe Johnson go, that's unforgivable, and that's what eventually cost them a title or even several.