I have heard this a few times, but I feel like they allow too much bullying and brute force in the NBA... TODAY. And I have always disliked Shaq and don't give a shit what he says. I always hated his style of play. He just pushed guys around because he could and the refs let him. I couldn't stand to watch him and mostly didn't. If you want to see men pushing men around or banging into them watch the NFL. Or boxing or some other martial arts sport, or even wrestling (what a joke, not Greco-Roman) or sumo. I never had a sense that Shaq had skills or finesse, just brute strength. 300+ pounds of get the hell outta my way. It offended me.
Honestly, you should probably stick to watching the WNBA. The game play and flow is more your style. Hopefully it won't offend you as easily.