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spreadeagle
09-12-2010, 10:51 PM
The Pacers had given O’Neal a seven-year, $126 million contract — both a blessing and a bull’s-eye — but he had no problem being the face of the franchise. In fact, he said he was practically oblivious to how handsome his checks were.

“I didn’t even realize until this summer that over the last seven years I was one of the top three paid players in the entire NBA,’’ O’Neal said. “I never knew that.

“I never looked at that money as being pressure. To be honest, towards the last two or three years, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough to earn my money. I’m very critical of myself.’’ http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2010/09/12/oneal_is_reaching_for_the_ring/?page=2

spreadeagle
09-12-2010, 10:52 PM
As a Toronto fan I can vouch for him saying he was not doing enough to earn his money:eyebrow: But at least hes honest,and it was due to his bum knees hes not a guy known for slacking off

Avenged
09-12-2010, 10:54 PM
Sure he didn't know. :rolleyes:

You're a Celtic now J.O, you're not suppose to be humble.

Chacarron
09-12-2010, 10:57 PM
Sure he didn't know. :rolleyes:

You're a Celtic now J.O, you're not suppose to be humble.

He'll learn this sooner than later.

jackdawson
09-12-2010, 11:12 PM
JO and his contract make me give a :facepalm:

Rego247
09-12-2010, 11:20 PM
cmon i find it hard to believe he didnt know he was making 20 mill a season. he should be thankin the celtics for giving him a contract, after that dismal performance in the playoffs.

Chronz
09-12-2010, 11:22 PM
Did he really limit him not earning his keep to 2-3 years?

godolphins
09-12-2010, 11:29 PM
He should play nba live and try to trade himself and see how much his being overpaid.

Jemikz9Clutch
09-13-2010, 06:01 AM
jo made me scratched my head. i'm not convinced. lol

Enemey
09-13-2010, 06:35 AM
He should play nba live and try to trade himself and see how much his being overpaid.

NBA Live is garbage, even MJ would trade himself in that horrible game.... for who? I don't know.

millerandco
09-13-2010, 07:14 AM
He should play nba live and try to trade himself and see how much his being overpaid.

this...and we all know nba players check themselves out in games...as if u wouldn't

Celtic AL
09-13-2010, 07:21 AM
The Pacers had given O’Neal a seven-year, $126 million contract — both a blessing and a bull’s-eye — but he had no problem being the face of the franchise. In fact, he said he was practically oblivious to how handsome his checks were.

“I didn’t even realize until this summer that over the last seven years I was one of the top three paid players in the entire NBA,’’ O’Neal said. “I never knew that.

“I never looked at that money as being pressure. To be honest, towards the last two or three years, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough to earn my money. I’m very critical of myself.’’ http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2010/09/12/oneal_is_reaching_for_the_ring/?page=2

:facepalm:

BkOriginalOne
09-13-2010, 07:38 AM
He played liked he was unaware of a lot of things.

Antipod
09-13-2010, 07:56 AM
Nice joke Jermain :D

GunFactor187
09-13-2010, 09:50 AM
Ummmm...don't you have to compare yourself to other players in the league during contract negotiations? LOL!!! Nice try, Jermaine, nice try. haha!!!! A for effort!

Litchris12
09-13-2010, 10:02 AM
jermaine o'neal is a flop man...he is the reason why lebron and chris bosh came to miami....he's washed up.

Litchris12
09-13-2010, 10:03 AM
[QUOTE=BkOriginalOne;14873787]He played liked he was unaware of a lot of things.
:facepalm: lmfao who u telling.. he was a complete waste

lavilevi23
09-13-2010, 12:51 PM
lol what a lier

Gators123
09-13-2010, 12:54 PM
:bs::bs::bs:

BaustinSali08
09-13-2010, 12:54 PM
Always had a dislike for Jermaine O'neal even in his prime (If you call it that)....he was injury prone and just didn't seem to care on the court. I might just be a little bitter about the contract, but as a Pacer fan I just don't care about him then or now.

SpeeMN
09-13-2010, 01:08 PM
I'd like to be his financial advisor/Money Man. Talk about being able to skim some funds off the top, JO didn't even know what he was making.

drew_ellis_23
09-13-2010, 01:32 PM
Sure he didn't know. :rolleyes:

You're a Celtic now J.O, you're not suppose to be humble.

He will figure it out while sitting on the bench in a suit with KG

Jewelz0376
09-13-2010, 03:41 PM
He should play nba live and try to trade himself and see how much his being overpaid.

:laugh:

SouthSideRookie
09-13-2010, 03:49 PM
The Pacers had given O’Neal a seven-year, $126 million contract — both a blessing and a bull’s-eye — but he had no problem being the face of the franchise. In fact, he said he was practically oblivious to how handsome his checks were.

“I didn’t even realize until this summer that over the last seven years I was one of the top three paid players in the entire NBA,’’ O’Neal said. “I never knew that.
“I never looked at that money as being pressure. To be honest, towards the last two or three years, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough to earn my money. I’m very critical of myself.’’ http://www.boston.com/sports/basketball/celtics/articles/2010/09/12/oneal_is_reaching_for_the_ring/?page=2

:facepalm: SMH!

jmtapia
09-13-2010, 04:00 PM
lol.. how convenient!

OGMarkWahlberg
09-13-2010, 08:05 PM
did he honestly think the average nba salary was 23 million a season?

Jays Claw
09-13-2010, 08:18 PM
I'm sure he was unaware of his salary paying him over $20 million a season. I mean, I totally forgot that I won the lottey last night. :rolleyes:

netsgiantsyanks
09-13-2010, 08:25 PM
yeah, like getting 20+ million dollars a year is normal for a player for his stature...............C'MON SON

dtmagnet
09-13-2010, 08:47 PM
Jermaine O'Neal is the Original Gangsta.

BirdIsTheWord
09-13-2010, 10:19 PM
ahh Jermaine:facepalm:

The Final Boss
09-13-2010, 10:38 PM
This means Chris Bosh is Jermaine O'Neal 2.0...