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Would You Like Snaq Back?

  1. Yes (23 votes [39.66%])

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  2. No (19 votes [32.76%])

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  3. Maybe (16 votes [27.59%])

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#41 Pau16Kobe24Drew17

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Posted February 12, 2009 - 02:37 PM

Yeah, what a cancer. He's been to 6 NBA Finals. Shows how much he kills the team :rolleyes:

That was when he was younger. He is on a team with Amare and Nash right now and they are barely going to make playoffs. This isn't same Shaq that made it to your six finals. Plus yes he is a cancer. Those teams he was on were loaded with talent. He spent the entire season with Miami year they won it trashing Phil and praising Riley. In the end, Riley couldn't wait to get him out of town. Same here, he cursed Buss and kept constant soap opera going with Kobe. I guess you forget the fact he asked Kobe how his a&( tastes at end of last season. How do you know Kobe wants him back? Anyone thought of that. Shaq has said a lot of great things about Kobe recently, but notice Kobe has been reasonably silent on the subject of Shaq? Sure he went to six finals. He took full credit for each one of them. He even told Snoop Dog recently that he built this MF talking about Staples Center.

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Posted February 12, 2009 - 02:46 PM

That 2002 team was loaded with talent? Shaq and Kobe dragged that team to the finals. And Shaq's baggage is worth what he does.
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Posted February 12, 2009 - 04:11 PM

That 2002 team was loaded with talent? Shaq and Kobe dragged that team to the finals. And Shaq's baggage is worth what he does.

Yeah well he isn't dragging that team with Amare and two-time MVP Nash into the finals. As I said, you are living in the past and I also have serious doubts Kobe wants him back. I will take Kobe over Shaq just as I did the first time. I am sure Kobe is anxious for Shaq to get credit for him winning another title.

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Posted February 12, 2009 - 09:06 PM

As a LAKER fan, I appreciate what he did for us. I'm not a one player fan who only cares about that one players legacy. So as a LAKER fan, his 17 pts, 9 rebs, would be a huge benefit.
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Posted February 12, 2009 - 09:46 PM

Yes only if he comes for cheap, has to come off the bench, brings the Phoenix medical staff with him, and he releases a new compilation rap album with Kobe which is titled "No escaping this."

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 01:33 PM

As a LAKER fan, I appreciate what he did for us. I'm not a one player fan who only cares about that one players legacy. So as a LAKER fan, his 17 pts, 9 rebs, would be a huge benefit.

Think he is getting 17-9 on this team? So you are willing to give up Odom and another player to get Shaq? Odom and that other player would be worth more than 17-9

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 01:35 PM

how can anyone ignore the price the team has to pay for him to put up the 17 and 9 or whatever

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 02:25 PM

how can anyone ignore the price the team has to pay for him to put up the 17 and 9 or whatever

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What's good for Shaq is bad for the Suns

What does this have to with us possibly acquiring him? He'll be part of the triangle here, not some 7-second offense. Last time I checked, we won 3 straight rings with Shaq in the triangle.

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 02:30 PM

What does this have to with us possibly acquiring him? He'll be part of the triangle here, not some 7-second offense. Last time I checked, we won 3 straight rings with Shaq in the triangle.


they're running the 7 second offense in Phoenix this year? :blink:

and the last time i checked I found that Shaq can't help on defense, which is our biggest need

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 02:32 PM

i don't want shaq this year i want him next year when hes a 20 million dollar expiring

lamar is a nice contract year player that we can milk and then sign and trade him to some contender like miami next year or something

oh and the media attention this would bring is unecessary especially with us being the lakers anyways so add that plus it being a shaq and kobe reunion

not a good idea

Edited by last stand 2.0, February 13, 2009 - 02:33 PM.

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 03:07 PM

they're running the 7 second offense in Phoenix this year? :blink:

and the last time i checked I found that Shaq can't help on defense, which is our biggest need

Well not since they made Shaq the focus of their offense, which just doesn't suit the strengths of the rest of the team. It's either-or with that team. That clearly isn't going to be a problem with the triangle considering him in that system is a proven success.

And if Shaq comes here, he'll be coming off the bench (one of the stipulations I made if we sign him). Shaq's D will be enough for those second units.

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 05:51 PM

What does this have to with us possibly acquiring him? He'll be part of the triangle here, not some 7-second offense. Last time I checked, we won 3 straight rings with Shaq in the triangle.

It would cost 20 million in contracts to get him here. That is Lamar and another 7 or so million. Shaq isn't worth it. Yes they won three titles with him but if you think he is anywhere close to player now he was then you are wrong.

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 06:52 PM

It would cost 20 million in contracts to get him here. That is Lamar and another 7 or so million. Shaq isn't worth it. Yes they won three titles with him but if you think he is anywhere close to player now he was then you are wrong.

I don't think anyone here said to trade for him. Most of the posts I read are people saying to acquire him through free agency in about a year IF he takes a paycut. No one said he's going to be close to the player he was back then. He'll be coming off the bench. We're already a contender without him. The only reason they'd sign him is if HE is willing to sacrifice playing time and money. If he's playing half as well as he is now off the bench, he'd be the best back-up center in the league. He's still in the top 5 centers in the league even at this point of his career.

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 06:54 PM

Shaq cannot run with the 2nd unit...
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Posted February 13, 2009 - 07:06 PM

Shaq cannot run with the 2nd unit...

No one is saying Shaq should come here tomorrow. For all we know, by the 2010-2011 season (when Shaq's a free agent), Farmar and Ariza may be starting.

Edited by daco_inc, February 13, 2009 - 07:06 PM.


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Posted February 13, 2009 - 07:32 PM

Well not since they made Shaq the focus of their offense, which just doesn't suit the strengths of the rest of the team. It's either-or with that team. That clearly isn't going to be a problem with the triangle considering him in that system is a proven success.

And if Shaq comes here, he'll be coming off the bench (one of the stipulations I made if we sign him). Shaq's D will be enough for those second units.


so you want him just here just because?

No one is saying Shaq should come here tomorrow. For all we know, by the 2010-2011 season (when Shaq's a free agent), Farmar and Ariza may be starting.


who cares about 2010-2011

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 07:45 PM

so you want him just here just because?

No I want him here because of his talent and because he'll contribute to this team. He wants to retire here and there's no better back up center we'll be able to get if he is willing to sacrifice time and money.

who cares about 2010-2011

Guess you really haven't been paying attention. That's basically what this argument is all about. I haven't seen anyone here discuss trading for Shaq, so the only way we'd acquire him is when he becomes a free agent in 2010. Heck the OP even suggests signing him for the MLE so that implies that we acquire him through free agency. You in the wrong thread or something?

Edited by daco_inc, February 13, 2009 - 07:49 PM.


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Posted February 13, 2009 - 10:51 PM

No I want him here because of his talent and because he'll contribute to this team. He wants to retire here and there's no better back up center we'll be able to get if he is willing to sacrifice time and money.


Guess you really haven't been paying attention. That's basically what this argument is all about. I haven't seen anyone here discuss trading for Shaq, so the only way we'd acquire him is when he becomes a free agent in 2010. Heck the OP even suggests signing him for the MLE so that implies that we acquire him through free agency. You in the wrong thread or something?


he can't contribute in an area we really have a need in - defense.

2010/2011 will come, I ain't worried about it now

but the bottom line is if its today, tomorrow, in 2 weeks, next year or in 2 years, I don't want Shaq on this team because he can't help this team.

Edited by MDI, February 13, 2009 - 10:57 PM.

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Posted February 13, 2009 - 11:14 PM

under the cheapest circumstances and in my opinion I would want to see Kobe get another , if not two, without him. But Shaq at 40 would be as good as any 38+ player that this league has seen, except Kareem :>)
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Posted February 13, 2009 - 11:42 PM

Just like Bynum, Shaq's mere presence has a defensive impact. Shaq's defense will be fine, probably better than any other back up center in the league, and will do just fine against other 2nd units. And even though Shaq doesn't focus on defense, he's STILL better than most of the starting centers in the league.

Shaq's talent off the bench will probably be second to none. The only reason you don't think so is probably because of some personal grudge and the belief that his return will affect Kobe's legacy.

What I'm concerned about is this team's legacy and championship tradition. It's just plain denial and bitterness thinking a player of Shaq's caliber coming off the bench will not help this team.

Edited by daco_inc, February 13, 2009 - 11:54 PM.





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