February 06, 2007
SI Players Poll
[Based on a survey of 271 NBA players]
Who is the NBA's most physical player?
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Shaquille O'Neal, Heat.....32%
Ben Wallace, Pistons.....14%
Ron Artest, Kings.....13%
Danny Fortson, Sonics.....9%
Alonzo Mourning, Heat.....7%
Reggie Evans, Nuggets.....4%
Dwight Howard, Magic.....4%
Matt Harpring, Jazz.....2%
Bruce Bowen, Spurs.....2%
Marc Jackson, Hornets.....2%
FAST FACTS: Exactly 45% of centers picked Shaq, who returned last Thursday after missing most of the season with knee and calf injuries; Heat center Alonzo Mourning finished fifth in the poll (7%).... At week's end, Warriors center Andris Biedrins (no votes) had committed an NBA-high 181 personal fouls.... Wallace was 11th in blocks (2.07), 14th in rebounds (10.0) -- his lowest averages since 1999-2000.

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