Re: Why Did Shaq Choose the Celtics.
posted at 8/4/2010 9:18 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Why Did Shaq Choose the Celtics.
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Why Did Shaq Choose the Celtics. : Dats a real gud 'un, Man. Who don't want to be wanted . . . and we all know that this forum is a must read on a daily basis for all NBA insiders. LoL &
Posted by RajonRondowski[/QUOTE]
Ski...under your 1st post I gave my reason but here's another. I think that the class thing for the Lakers to have done was to take him back for a year or two & let him retire where he won 3 championships & was MVP in all of them. We know he and Kobe were not close but they bit their tongues & cooperated sufficiently to play well enough to win 3 rings. There were some comments that he might not fit in with our guys. If he got along with Kobe, he can get along with anybody & everybody.
And, you know, with all their big guys Shaq wouldn't have needed play more that 20 min. I think the fans would have liked it too. Also, I don't believe Shaq's # has been retired among all the Laker greats & this would have given him a definite opportunity to have had it done.
Now, Kobe, whom I said in my previous post on this topic did comment he had one more ring than Shaq. Even Kobe is smart enough to calculate that if they got another ring(s) together, he'd still be ahead of Shaq by one. Maybe he'd be worried Shaq got another MVP as if he had just 1 of the 3 that Shaq got, he'd be tied for MVPs with Michael Jordan. And, again, Kobe should be but I don't know for sure fairly confident that Shaq would not get another MVP at his age.
So, as per being WANTED. He wasn't in LA and now is in Boston so I expect he'll be tremendously motivated.
Anyway, let's hope Shaq gets another ring in LA and ties Kobe but does it in a LOVELY GREEN UNIFORM !!!
ps...That is, of course, if Kevin Durant's Thunder don't knock them off as they almost did this year.