By now, it’s likely you’ve heard the ins and outs of this story. Twitter version: Shaq’s wife Shaunie is about to slice half. Let me fill some gaps. After separating in 2007, early this year, Shaq and Shaunie reconciled. Shaq looked happy. Shaunie seemed content. Late last week that glow of love was blown away when a leaked email exchange between Shaq and Gilbert Arenas’s fiance and mother of his three kids, Laura Govan, hit the internet.more..
As great as the 2009 NBA season was, next season it’s going to be even better. The sportswire is smoldering with news that The Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns have agreed to play their part in my prediction by agreeing to trade Shaquille O’Neal to the Cavaliers for Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic. Short story: Shaq will be highly motivated to provide yet another young guard with a piece of NBA jewelry. Last season, Shaq proved that when healthy, he can still pull down a few 20-10’s. In fact, he had one 45 point explosion. That kind of work won’t be necessary, though. Much like his run with Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat, Shaq will be the brick wall down low, leaving Lebron James to dominate the game. Best part: he won’t have to ask for the ball. Lebron will be more than willing to put it in his hands.more..
Can anyone tell me what NBA players do during the offseason? I have an answer. How about, get drunk and hop on club stages to reveal their six-deeped feelings. Sunday night, Shaq was at a club in New York City and decided to bless the crowd with a freestyle. What at first is just a throwaway line about the NBA finals.. “Kobe couldn’t do it without me..” Turns into an all out assault on Black Mamba, with seven stinging words: “Kobe, tell me how my ass taste!”
Shaq loved the response, bring it back.. “Kobe, tell me how my ass taste!” *laughs*.. and repeat!more..
The self-proclaimed Last Don of the NBA, Shaquille O’Neal was officially traded to the Phoenix Suns this afternoon in exchange for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks. Word had bubbled about the trade yesterday, but most people took it as a bad joke.
We’re not talking about 60 point unstoppable monster Shaq Daddy. This is, “Ow my back, my knee, my old man hip, give me a few weeks to get it together,” Shaq Daddy.
Brand spanking new president of operations Steve Kerr said, “We’re thrilled to add a player and person of Shaquille’s quality to our roster. We believe this addition strengthens our team. We thank Shawn and Marcus for their contributions to our team. Shawn in particular has been a tremendous player for this organization the past eight-and-a-half years and his impact both on and off the court in Phoenix will not be forgotten.”more..
Rumors of Kobe Bryant splitting from his wife have proven false thus far, but it looks as though his buddy Shaquille O’Neal is ready to split from Shaunie, his wife of five years. Rumors are she was doing some dig-dug antics with the money (piling secret stashes) - some say stealing - but is it called stealing when you’re married?
Shaq’s attorney filed a divorce petition in a Miami court on Tuesday.
In the petition he claims.. Shaunie has been “secretive about her assets . . . particularly with respect to certain properties owned or titled in either [her] name alone or in other entities.’’ He wants the court to order Shaunie to give a ‘‘correct accounting of all money, funds, stocks, bonds, and other securities (including bearer securities)’’ that she came into during the marriage.”more..
The NBA season kicked off last night, which three years ago would mean practically nothing to me. Back then I’d watch the occasional Knick game, go to Madison Square garden when I got free tickets, and check back in around playoff time. Since discovering fantasy basketball though the NBA season has become the best time of the year.
There’s something about watching players hit threes, tack on that 10th assist or grab another rebound on the way to a 20 and 10 that makes the game more alive, especially when they’re on your “team.” Fantasy basketball makes you a damn stat fiend and in tune with what’s going on across the NBA.. not just the hometown team. You have a fantasy league going? It’s funny how many people do.
My league met up at this fancy hotel in Times Square, all rosters are on the table, beers and what not.. I mean lager :/ .. and this guy in a $1000 suit looks over. “Ah. Picking your fantasy teams. Haha. We did that already.” Yeah, but did you get Lebron James?
The Miami Heat and the Ben Wallace Bulls had the honor of tipping the first ball of the season.
Before the game business had to be taken care of, the Miami Heat have been waiting all summer to get their championship rings. Last night everyone from the bench players to the assistant to the assistant coach got a little icy. As you can see in the picture, Mourning and the Glove finally got what they’ve been playing for the past thirteen - fifteen years.more..