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Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

Posted on: July 16, 2010 9:44 am
Edited on: July 16, 2010 9:51 am
 
Posted by Royce Young

Both Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Brian Windhorst of the Plain Dealer report that it's unlikely Shaq is going to Atlanta in a sign-and-trade. Windhorst says the teams have indeed talked, but just aren't anywhere close to making it happen.

There was talk earlier in the week that made it sound like the two sides were pretty closed to getting together. But as Cunningham points out, the Hawks don't want to bust the luxury tax and the numbers aren't lining up.

The Hawks were talked about as a prime destination for Shaq along with Miami, San Antonio and Dallas. Now with the Mavs putting 45 centers on the roster and the Heat spending money on Udonis Haslem, Juwan Howard and others, San Antonio looks to be the destination.

For shame Shaq isn't headed to the ATL. I just came up with the nickname I liked: The Big Peach.
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Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: July 16, 2010 9:52 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

Chamberlain was dominated by Bill Russell on a regular basis. In many a game the stats were always less after a Chamberlain Russell match-up. They had classic battles each time they played each other. When Wilt played for Philly, I never really cared for the team, and for some reason I have always been a Celtic hater, but I would always find time to watch these two play against each other.

They were just fun to watch, I think Bill was on the winning end more so than Wilt. I also think that Bill might have had a better supporting cast than Wilt, but the two of them had some classic moments.

It was always good for a Sunday afternoon of watching when those two met head to head.

I am bias toward Shaq because in his prime he was Laker which is my team, therefore I was always interested in his play and who played opposite of him on the other team. He did dominate in his era as few have over the years.

There have been a lot of centers that will match is intensity and domination during their era, but Shaq is definitely in the top 5 centers you would want on your team.
 
During his stay in Los Angeles we always won more than we lost, so I was a happy camper especially with the 3peat in the early 2000 

I don’t have any fiber in my body that tell me he will not be a 1st ballot Hall Of Fame. If he is not then they should burn the Hall of Fame down to the ground.

“Go Lakers” 

“ONE MAN’S OPINION” 




Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:59 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

My words were an intentional downplay, dog. We all know Shaq will be in the Hall. But I don't know that I'd say he was the most dominant big man of all time . If my words were an under statement, yours were a bit of an over statement.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:24 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

Shaq, arguably the most dominant big man in the history of the game. Don't take this guys skills for granted. I hope he finds a team for one final push. Even if he doesn't and retires, he'll be a missed presence in the NBA. Good luck Shaq!



Since: Jul 15, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:20 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

you mean the 5 spot?



Since: Jul 16, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:09 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

For some reason, my account just reset to ZERO!!!  No Rep rating, no favorites, nothing!  That sucks!  I guess I'll have to start over.

Shaq:  take your butt back to Miami!!  I'm tired of buying new SHAQ jerseys!!  I definitely DO NOT want a SAN ANTONIO jersey (since I live in Houston often!)

Take the pay cut that everyone else is taking.  Get that fifth ring to bring you even with Kobe.  Then get that 6th, 7th and 8th, then go home and rest!!

SHAQ TO THE HEAT in 2010!!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:09 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

Chamberlain was the most dominant of his era. But in his era, he was one of 2 7 footers in the league. Could you even name 5 others in Chamberlains time?  NO!. Shaq Dominated in a league with Olajuwon, Robinson, Ewing, Yao, Mourning, Duncan, Mutumbo, hell even Rick Smits.  it is hard to compare the 2 Eras. We could all take guesses how Chamberlain would have done against 7 foot monsters but we will NEVER know.



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: July 16, 2010 2:09 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

Looks like there will be no takers for the Shaq. If he is willing to take the veterans minimum he can go sign up with the Heat again otherwise he should prepare a 1 hour national TV special to announce his retirement.



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2010 1:34 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

Do you remember somebody called Wilt Chamberlain?



Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: July 16, 2010 1:05 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

It's always been said that Mark Cuban LOVES SHAQ ... this has gone on for years.  So you'd think there would be a way to make him be a Maverick already.  I'm shocked it hasn't happened by now.  Shaq is older yes but even with him out part of last year, he was somewhat effective with the Cavs and they won 61 games.  He helped it happen, no doubt.




Since: Jun 10, 2009
Posted on: July 16, 2010 12:34 pm
 

Scratch that Shaq-to-the-Hawks talk

Hopefully he will be in the Hall of Fame??? r u serious?

If he isn't first Ballot HOF then there is no reason to have a Hall of Fame!!!

Probably the most dominant big man of all time...


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