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Mr. T,

>>> Friedman, that is pretty lame. You are criticizing Drew because his name was not listed in an article about other players giving back, but acknowledge that you don't know what Drew did or didn't do? That's a stretch, man.

Mr T -- that's not a stretch, but a disclaimer. It's simply an anacknowledgment that the public record could be incomplete. But I stand by my premise. Your kneejerk reaction only shows me that I'm on the right track.

Shall we revisit the 'should Shaq's number be retired and displayed at Staples Center' debate?

Lakers Nation: take a look at this recent interview from The Big Shamrock

Shaq calls Celtics “the best team I’ve been on”

Kurt Helin

Nov 25, 2010, 8:00 PM EST

Does anybody take digs at the places he’s been quite like Shaquille O’Neal?

The latest was a comment, courtesy WEEI, sure to go over well in Boston and no so well in Los Angeles and Miami.

“This is a great team. The best team I’ve been on. They’ve got a lot of weapons on this team, so on any given night anybody can be the leading scorer. The team’s very unselfish, so the shots are going to drop off and they easily could have shot them and did that but…great game. Great team effort. And now we’ve just got to keep it going.”

Best team O’Neal has ever played on? Even better than those three NBA title teams in the early 2000s and the 2006 Miami Heat?

“Yes. Best team,” O’Neal repeated. “As far as players….as far as guys being really close…I know we’ve only been at this for two months, but hopefully the outcome to be a good one.”

I’m sure 2010 Shaq would struggle to containing 2000 Shaq, that would be a mismatch. Kevin Garnett would be providing a lot of help and then the more athletic but less wise Kobe Bryant would be hard to contain. And both teams were stacked with quality veterans off the bench who perfectly filled roles on the team.

Actually, I’d really like to see that game. But I think the Celtics might want to be more concerned about this year’s Lakers.

I'll say it right now. IF Shaquille O'Neal EVER gets his number retired and hung up at Staples Center, I will NEVER attend another game in person, and I will BURN every single piece of Lakers memorabilia in my possession. That is a promise.

P & G R

It's halftime, and the Laker guards have collectively taken 25 shots, while the Laker frontline players have taken 15 shots.

I'd say Jerry Sloan couldn't be happier.

Did every already forget that crap rap song by Shaq after Boston beat the Lakers in 08?! "Kobe can't win without me! Kobe how does my a** tastes?". This fat a** was sooo happy that the Lakers lost, he was gleefully celebrating it all over town and gloating all summer.

Really?! and people want to retire his jersey at the Staples Center?! Someone who actively roots for the Lakers to lose?!!

No No No!

Who cares what Shaq says. It's like he said, ''I guess I'm still relevant.'' Yeah, only because some Ls fans make him so by gettin' there tighty-whitey's all in a bucnch when he says something. C'mon guys get over it already.

Let's go Ls...all the way to a 3-peat!!!!!



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