NBA Rumors: Shaquille O’Neal To Europe?

August 2nd, 2010 by Mark Birdsell Leave a reply »

Shaquille O'Neal is one of the best NBA players over the last two decades. In fact, since Michael Jordan retired, arguably the top three players are Shaq, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant.

Shaq was the No. 1 overall draft pick in 1992. He was named Rookie of the Year. Shaq is a four-time NBA Champion, three-time Finals MVP, Regular Season MVP and a 15-time All Star.

O’Neal was the face of the NBA in the post-Jordan era. He led the Los Angeles Lakers to three titles and four Finals appearances over five seasons.

He then joined forces with Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley and the Miami Heat to capture a fourth championship.

This past season, he teamed up with LeBron James in Cleveland, hoping to gain a fifth title before either Duncan or Bryant, but ultimately came up short.

Now as Shaq gets ready to enter his 19th year in the league, there doesn’t seem to be much of a market for him. It’s a shame that his career might come to an end this way.

It seems to be the way a number of once great NBA players are going. There isn’t much interest around the NBA for Allen Iverson or Tracy McGrady, eithe ...

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