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Old 03-06-2018, 10:50 PM
 
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Shaq going to LA and Miami is nothing like what Lebron and Durant did.
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:55 AM
 
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Shaq going to LA and Miami is nothing like what Lebron and Durant did.
Indeed. Shaq leaving Orlando more about him feeling disrespected by the owner. Back then contracts were actually negotiated between owners and players. And Orlando's owner gave Shaq a very low offer to begin with. And he questioned if Shaq was worth a $100 million dollar contract. He initially offered Shaq about $40 million over 5 years. This after Alonzo Morning had just got a $100 million dollar deal with Charlotte. Even though they continued to negotiate the initial offer really offended Shaq. He has always maintained that his plan was to stay in Orlando. But the relationship with the front office soured after contract negotiations.

And the trade to Miami was a demand Shaq made when he realized the Lakers were not going to give him the huge extension he wanted. Of course there was the Kobe drama as well. But that trade was really about money.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:32 PM
 
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In a nutshell your absolutely correct - OP
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