More from Hoopsworld on the latest from JO. Some interesting quotes in the article which may indicate he indeed wants Los Angeles. In fact, he’s on record for saying, “I love L.A.” Here’s a few quotes from O’Neal on Kobe’s situation, and his own:
Hoopsworld: … “I understand exactly what he’s saying,” O’Neal added about Bryant. “Everybody handles their situation differently, and he handled the situation best that he thought he could handle it. But all in all, I understand exactly what he’s saying – he wants to put out a team that can win. That’s pretty much what I told my team: if we’re in a rebuilding stage, then maybe it’s my time to move on.”
… If I was going to be traded from Indiana, LA (Lakers) and New Jersey would be my top two teams,” he added. Being in Los Angeles for the charity event, O’Neal reiterated that he spends a lot of time in Southern California in the summers. “I love LA,” he said. “I normally train here every summer.
… “You know what, I think right now, he’s at a position where he wants to prove to people he can get back to an NBA championship,” O’Neal said, “and I’m at the point in my career when I want to prove to people that I can help a team get to a championship.”