2010 NBA Free Agency: Shaquille O’Neal Should Sign With The L.A. Lakers

July 5th, 2010 by Josh Hoffman Leave a reply »
Five or six years ago that headline would have made less sense than two (by all accounts sane) parents allowing their 16-year old daughter to circumnavigate the globe by her lonesome.

Then again, five or six years ago Shaquille O'Neal was still posting double-doubles with regularity, playing thirty-plus minutes per game, and putting his fingerprints all over the postseason.

Today, the Big Aristotle is 38-years old and well on his way to becoming the Big Antique.

O'Neal is coming off a campaign in which he averaged a career-low in points (12), rebounds (6.7), blocks (1.2) and minutes (23.4). His preseason pledge to bring the king a ring — or whatever his catchy rhyme entailed — proved that, at this point, Shaq is better off running for political office than running his preposterous mouth.

If O'Neal retired right now, the question that would hover over his hellacious NBA career would not necessarily be: "Where does Shaq rank among the greatest big men of all-time?"

Rather, we should be wondering: "Why didn't he win more than four ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.