Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  13 responses

Portland Wanted Shaq

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.’”

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  • carter

    SO much for Kobe having the only no trade clause???

  • rav

    they may have had a gentlemen’s agreement like billups had with dumars over potential trades

  • http://www.boogiewilliams.com Boing Dynasty

    Who does Shaq think he is? Deaven George?

  • neaorin

    Made sense for Portland, Oden is really getting up there in age and they needed to find someone younger to man the position.

  • Prison Mike

    As long as Shaq is happy, Steve did his job.

  • riggs


  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    neaorin for the win of the day! congrats

  • http://www.realcavsfans.com Anton

    The Big Presidential Order

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    they already gave up on Oden…………..

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Blinguo

    Ghostface would have been needed to be moved immediately as well if that trade went down. But would Shaq soften up finally to help Oden actually Odenize people in the twilight of Shaq’s career? You know, through mentoring and passing on some skills? He’s never done it to anybody playing behind him, nor have their ever been many with any pedigree to be considered passing skills onto. Would have been fun. But that’s probably never going to be Shaq’s steez. Sorry Dwight. Get some rebounds.

  • Flight

    Lol @ boing dynasty

  • Quail

    Dammit. I got an association with the blazers on 2K9 and that would have been great. lol

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    Blazers would have been a good team with Shaq on the inside.