NBA Free Agency Rumors: A Tim Duncan and Shaq Alliance?

July 13th, 2010 by Kerry Reese Leave a reply »
Nearly a week after the “Decision,” all the buzz still centers on LeBron James.

Dan Gilbert’s scathing rebuke of his former centerpiece echoes the unspoken feelings of many of his peers, as well as a large segment of angry fans.

As the Miami Heat intensify their effort to build a team around their core of superstars, the contenders are continuing to stockpile talent for a probable showdown with the newly favored Eastern Conference contender in South Beach.

The Boston Celtics wasted no time signing former Miami Heat center Jermaine O’Neal. Dallas and Utah are wrangling over once-coveted big man Al Jefferson. The San Antonio Spurs quietly added the best big man in Europe, Tiago Splitter, to their roster.

Far more intriguing are the whispers of a mutual interest between the future Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal and the San Antonio Spurs. When the dust finally settles on the summer of 2010, it might be remembered as the period when the Diesel and the Big Fundamental partnered up to take on all the young guns.

What would the addition of Shaq mean for the Spurs? Let’s examine the pros and con ...

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