Ben McDonald, Orioles pitcherThe former Louisiana State...

Player poll

September 21, 1995

Ben McDonald, Orioles pitcher

The former Louisiana State basketball player lists his all-time favorite basketball players:

1. Shaquille O'Neal

2. Michael Jordan

3. Dominique Wilkins

4. Julius Erving

5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

"Playing NBA basketball was my first dream. I always followed the 76ers when they had Bobby Jones, Mo Cheeks and I could go on. Now, I don't consider myself a die-hard NBA fan. I follow the Orlando Magic because Shaq played at LSU. I never played with him down there because his first year was when I played baseball only."

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