The feeling, however, wasn’t mutual: “O’Neal says he vetoed the potential trade to Portland in a conversation with Suns GM Steve Kerr, who this week dealt Shaq to the Cavaliers in exchange for Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic, a second-round pick in next year’s draft and $500,000. ‘During the middle of the season, Steve said Portland was interested,’ said O’Neal. ‘He said was I interested in going to Portland? I told him no, so he stopped that.’”