Despite the mixed feelings about O’Neal, seeing this as potentially his last year is a sad thought for an NBA fan. For us Lakers fans, we know we won’t feel this pity if and when we meet him in the playoffs… but I hope to see him return. He is great for the NBA (come on and put the biased aside and admit it).
O.C. Register: O’Neal, who turns 36 next month, said after the game he wouldn’t play beyond next season. But for him to bring the Suns their first NBA championship before he retires, Phoenix will have to catch up to the Lakers for a change.