Shaq, Still Looking for an NBA Job

by August 02, 2010
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O’Neal has no doubt about his place in the game’s history (and rightly so), but in today’s game, that is still up for debate. From the Toronto Sun: “The NBA’s largest free-agent pool in history has all but dried up, leaving a handful of well-known names searching for homes. None is bigger than Shaquille O’Neal, who still thinks he can demand more than the veterans minimum of $1.3 milliShaquille O’Neal, Free Agencyon US a season. The Diesel has been linked with Atlanta, Dallas, Boston, Miami and San Antonio, but has no contract. O’Neal is trying to extract two years and roughly $10 million, which can only be achieved if Cleveland helps Shaq in a sign and trade, which isn’t likely. ‘The biggest thing that will define my legacy is how I’ve done it, and what I’ve done, and who I am,’ O’Neal said as he awaits a suitor willing to match his demands. ‘I’m a weird big guy. Doing rapping, doing movies. Do a lot of stuff. But always do things the right way. Changed three different franchises around (Orlando, L.A. Lakers and Miami). This is a guy who they (league officials) would have secret meetings about to change the rules. So, that’s going to be my legacy: The most dominant player ever.’ But a player without a home, but one who, at the right price, can still be very serviceable on a championship-calibre team.”