Even with Big Daddy missing in the Center, it should still be a fun game nonetheless. And of course, condolences to the O’Neal family…

Inside The Lakers: Just got word that Suns center Shaquille O’Neal will not play in Wednesday’s night’s game against the Lakers in order to attend the funeral of his great-grandmother, Cillar O’Neal.

O’Neal had his best game of the season Tuesday night, finishing with 35 points and eight rebounds in the Suns victory over Milwaukee.

Update: Bell, Diaw and Singletary also won’t suit up today due to just being traded to the Bobcats for Jason Richardson and Jared Dudley.

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  • LAKERNATION

    Likewise to the o’neal family.

  • sketch

    be nice…he had a big day at the buffet line the night before.

  • ICE CREAM MAN

    Our respects to the O’neal family.

  • The Cougar

    Condolences to the O’Neal Family…. God be with the family at this time!

  • megaloco10

    condolences to him and family..

    now with lakers hopefully lakers start playing ’cause Sac beat us without kevin martin…

    Go Lakers…

  • Michael_23

    Raja Bell and Boris Diaw will not play either …

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=3760914

  • Joey

    He had a great-grandmother at 36? Wow.

  • PauKobeBynumOdomDynasty

    yea bell and diaw wont play, its not really a hyped game anymore

  • kobe4ever

    just wondering if anyone else feels the same…is phoenix a possible contender now? check out the starting five…

    nash pg
    j. rich sg
    g. hill sf
    a. stoudemire pf
    shaq c

    with barbosa, barnes to lead their bench…

    i’m not saying i’m really worried but…thats a big time lineup if they can gel like we can.