A streak that started during the 1992-93 NBA season will likely end this NBA season. Future Hall of Famer, Shaquille O'Neal, is destined to miss the playoffs for the first time ever. Sixteen years straight the 37 year old center has been a familiar face in the NBA playoffs. Averaging just above 25 points and 12 rebounds in the playoffs, the feared and dominate center will likely not be missed by any playoff bound teams this year. Shaq's Phoenix Suns find themselves 4 games back, with 7 games to play. If Shaq and the Suns wish to see the playoffs, they would need to run off a 8 game win streak; and hope the currently 8th seeded Dallas Mavericks play less than .500 ball. Without a doubt, missing the playoffs will have Shaq, a 16 year veteran, in uncharted waters. With one additional year left on his contract, retirement talks probably wont be murmured. But the Big Diesel may be seeing his last days as a perennial playoff fixture.
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