Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  30 responses

J.O. Thinks He’ll Be an All-Star Again

He’s not sure how he’ll do it — and frankly, neither is anyone else — but Jermaine says it will happen: “Center Jermaine O’Neal, going into his 14th NBA season, understands the skepticism, but he also believes there is another All-Star season awaiting him. ‘A lot of people wonder. A lot of people don’t think I can get back to that level,’ he said. ‘But I will dominate my position again. I won’t do it the same way I used to. But I’ll do it.”’

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  • Roberto

    I really liked him as a Pacer, but he hasn’t played like “that” in a long while. Thats what the Raptors thought he would do, didn’t happen. He is a good player, but not an All-Star anymore.

  • sam raphael chadwick

    ‘But I will dominate my position again. I won’t do it the same way I used to. But I’ll do it.”’

    Hell NO

  • iLL wiLL

    Did JO pass his random drug test?

    This man actually thinks he can still be an all-star. HA!

  • ClydeSays

    I’d say All Stars have to play close to 82 games per season, have a spectacular season, if not put up consistent numbers from one season to the next and help their team WIN…

    But Vince Carter has proved me wrong about 5 times over….

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevinwilson16 Kevin Wilson

    Hey, Grant Hill got back on an All-Star team. I mean, it’s not likely, but it’s not ridiculous either that JO could do the same.

  • Yesse

    Well this is what Heat really needs.I dont think this will happen tough.Shaq will probably be having a tough vote fight with Dwight for his public stunts and funny pranks and if hes not starting he’s probably the first one in every choaches mind on the east side unless Jermaine will be kicking ass.

  • @hurryupnbuy

    @clyde there’s been many players who have not played close to a full season but made the allstar team. all he needs is a strong first half of season before his brittle body starts failing on him again.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    JO has been irrelevant for awhile now. Everyone thought he was THE missing piece the raptors needed. But clearly, things didn’t turn out as predicted..

  • LA Huey

    uh-oh, looks like Super Cool Beas spiked his drink.

  • JP

    JO used to be a Defensive beast in the paint, the surgeries robbed him … All-Star not so much

  • Clark

    Pretty sure he is averaging about 3 rpg this preseason. Has there ever been a center that made the all-star team with under 5rpg? You got this JO. I believe.

  • http://www.lkz.ch Darksaber

    Jermaine better let his knees know about those plans… those heavily wrapped up knees…

  • NUPE

    I think he will have a good season this year, but doesn’t have a real shot for an all-star team. Even if he had the stats, Dwight, Shaq and KG are just too popular with the fans.

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  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    when exactly did he “dominate?”

  • http://slamonline.com cb 34

    @ allen: JO was more than solid for about 3 or 4 years there. For a while, he was the only player that could match whatever kg was doing. I wanna believe he’ll be an all-star again but those knees have severely limited his game. I think he’s still got it.

  • http://www.gmail.com RockMelo

    i must say JO has a great sense of humour…lol
    it’s like Darko Milicic saying that he can be one too!

  • http://realcavsfans.com Anton

    Jerk off thinks he’ll be an all star again?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The word used was “dominate.”
    Ralph Wiley once wrote a great snippet about O’Neal’s game. He was really good against inferior talent, but against true stalwarts, he wilted often.

  • rog123

    Hell no its not the same as darko!!! JO “might” be a has been, but darko is a never was.

  • http://IJustWantMyNameToLookBig.com Chukaz

    Wow the o’neals really suck now.

  • UnRel

    he will dominate his position.. his position on the list of players that are late blooming busts..

  • rainman10

    Late blooming bust?????? He came straight out of highschool, he was averaging 20 and 10 before he was 24. Making all-star teams, led his team to the league’s best record, all NBA 2nd team, and he is a late blooming bust? The only bad thing I can say now about Jermaine is that he faded quickly because of injuries…but he just turned 31 and is entering his 14th season. Only Blazers fans are bitter about him.

  • yolo

    the only way JO will become a all-star is if D-Wade,Bron,and Kobe averages 13.0ppg
    dats never gon happen ‘

    ya dig

  • http://www.mbenga-mblog.blogspot.com vmcb

    I’d say he’s more likely to grab five rebounds a game than make the all-star team, and even that has its uncertainties.

  • http://www.mbenga-mblog.blogspot.com vmcb

    I’d say he has a better change of grabbing five rebounds a game than making the all-star game. And even that has its uncertainties…

  • Duncan21

    I feel bad for his injury plagued career. He was really good when he was a young pacer

  • Justin

    Uh yolo…DWade and Bron don’t play the same position as JO and Kobe is in the other conference. Thanks for coming out though. That being said, as someone else mentioned, with Dwight Howard, Kevin Garnett, and Shaq being so popular and even Bosh thrown in the mix, Jermiane has no shot. Jermaine Jackson has a better shot at making a comeback then Jermaine O’Neal does

  • NDP

    Phrase Of The Day : CONTRACT YEAR

  • BeeBopLIVE

    He hasn’t been the same since he cut his braids smh I guess he has them samson syndrome