Dennis Rodman's (13pts/21rebs) Incredible Defense on Shaq (1996 Playoffs)
When 7-footers Luc Longley and Bill Wennington get abused by Shaquille O'Neal, Phil Jackson has to turn to Dennis Rodman. It's Dennis at his best - he handles Shaq mostly without double-teams, forces tough shots and uses his fouls wisely. What other forward can stop Shaquille O'Neal??? Heck, there weren't many centers who could guard a young Shaq. Rodman's 21 rebounds seem just normal at this point, Dennis also has some tip-ins on the offensive end to score 13 points. He did all that on a stomach virus, by the way. These kind of a performances got Dennis inducted in to the Basketball Hall of Fame. May 19, 1996.