Thursday, June 25, 2009
Well it appears to be official that Shaquille O'Neal is coming to Cleveland to join the Cavaliers. Personally, I'll go on the record that I feel that it's an enormous mistake.
Shaq is 37 years old! If he lasts the entire season without breaking down, I'll be surprised. It appears that this is Dan Gilbert's very desperate ploy to keep Le Bron for a couple more years and potentially win a title. They were obviously way out-manned by Dwight Howard in the Conference Finals, but this trade is too little too late.
This would have been a great trade...ten years ago. Of course that means that LeBron would have been all of 14 years old, but I'd take those odds.
In any case, a warm welcome to Big Diesel. It will be a fun season watching him in the low post as long as those knees hold out.