Former late NBA player Dwayne Schintzius couldn’t take his basketball success from college to the NBA.
The 7’2 center bounced around the league for 8 years with six teams without much success.
Schintzius had his best season with the San Antonio Spurs in 90-91, when he averaged 3.8 ppg and 2.9 rpg in 9.5 minutes per game. He holds career averages of 2.7 ppg and 2.5 rpg in 9 minutes of playing time.
But he also had his “moment of fame”, if you will. And unfortunately, it also involved another former NBA player, All-Star Shaquille O’Neal.
When he first arrived in the NBA, within a couple of years, O’Neal destroyed two backboards, one in New Jersey, one in Phoenix. These are two classic Shaq moments.
Schintzius unfortunately played for the Nets at the time, and was the one tasked to guard O’Neal. That didn’t go so well, as Shaq simply brought down the entire backboard with his two-handed dunk, and Schintzius became famous for trying to stop him.
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