In nearly 1,000 regular-season games for the Orlando Magic, Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard were good for approximately 13 rebounds per night.
There wasn't much Shaq and Howard did not do during their runs with Orlando. Both big men have the rare distinction of carrying the Magic to the NBA Finals and were, indisputably, the most dominant centers in the game at their respective times.
As a result, along with Nick Anderson, Tracy McGrady, Penny Hardaway and Scott Skiles, Shaq and Howard own just about every record in the books for the Magic.
But there is one record the big fellas don't own ...
In the history of the Orlando Magic, no one has more rebounds in one game than the 29 Nik Vucevic piled up against Miami on Dec. 31 this season. Shaq in 1993 had 20 rebounds in a half (and had 28 total) and Howard grabbed 12 boards in a quarter twice during the '06 season.
But neither Shaq nor Howard grabbed 29 rebounds in a game like Vucevic did on New Year's Eve.
"I always could rebound," Vucevic said last month when the Magic were in Washington to play the Wizards. "I led the conference in rebounding in college, and it's something I've been good at ever since I started to play."
Yeah, sure, a seven-footer is bound to be a pretty solid rebounder. But 29 rebounds in one game …
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