Category Archives: Shaquille O’Neal Rumors
Cavaliers free agent center Shaquille O’Neal, a Newark native, told The
Post he would consider the Nets as a destination this summer —
intrigued because they now reside in his hometown.
O’Neal, the Cavs "other" free agent, praised the new Prudential Center
as being an NBA hotspot and said he would rather them not move to
Brooklyn in 2013.
"I think it’s better than most arenas, I think it’s one of the best
arenas in the country," O’Neal told The Post following the Cavaliers’
stunning second-round elimination against Boston on Thursday night.
"Hopefully they can stay there forever. I don’t know what’s going on
with the Brooklyn situation, but it says a lot for the city of Newark."
Shaquille O’Neal arrived in Cleveland in June amid much fanfare and
proclaimed he wanted to "Win a ring for The King."
But he came up short as the Cavaliers lost to the Boston Celtics, 94-85,
on Thursday night in TD Garden to lose the best-of-seven Eastern
Conference semifinals, four games to two.
"Obviously everyone is disappointed, but as a person and as a
professional, I think I did everything they asked me to do," said
O’Neal, who missed the final six weeks of the regular season after
tearing a ligament in his right thumb. "I got injured, came back in
better shape. I did everything they asked me to do."
By Chris Broussard – ESPN The Magazine
The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns have come to an agreement
on a blockbuster trade that sends Shaquille O’Neal to Cleveland to team
with LeBron James, according to sources.
The deal has been agreed to in principle and is expected to be finalized Thursday, according to sources.
Patrick McManamon – Beacon Journal sports columnist
• The Shaquille O’Neal-to-the-Cavs rumor seems to have some legs, but it’s not like they’re running sprints.
Alan Hahn of Newsday.com is reporting that
The Cavaliers are not the only team that has inquired about a trade with the Suns for Shaquille O’Neal. Among a small group of others is the Knicks, but before we go for a drive to Rumorville, a source said it was mainly Donnie Walsh doing his due diligence and did not engage in any serious discussions.