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  1. #1
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    Sick of the shaq talk~

    All of my friends told me getting shaq was a horrible move. That we should keep marion and get lopez next draft and start him. I tell them they didnt get SHAQ to SCORE he is there to rebound and defend. O’Neal more than held his own in the paint despite the late season change of address – not to mention learning an entirely new system - averaging 13.1 points, 10.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a Sun. I see nothing wrong with that.
    Does anyone else get this crap too?

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    Yeah man I think everyone does. Personally, I was really happy with Shaq's numbers last season. His presence in the key did a lot defensively for the team, as well as offensively... in the way that he drew double teams and then let Amare flourish. Hopefully if we win this season everyone will be proved wrong.

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    I like Shaq as long as...

    He just needs to be taken out when teams start fouling him away from the ball. Suns might suffer as much this season when this happens if their game slows down, but teams have figured out how to slow down the Suns via Shaq's terrible foul shooting.

    Oh yeah, and can we say Diaw is a liability to this team in more ways than one...scratching the eye of STAT...he still doesn't have the starting role. I dont know what he is thinking.

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    I'd love to have Shaq in Denver... if ya'll don't want him.

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    Think we need him bro. haha i hate when my friends say that **** and just ***** about how stupid that trade was for us, blah blah blah.

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    Shaq did very well in his match up with duncan in the playoffs - that's why popovich resorted to the HAck-A-Shaq - he was killing duncan. AND THAT IS PRECISELY WHY WE GOT HIM - to deal with the likes of duncan who just killed us over the last 2 years

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    as well as providing the leadership and the playoff experience - 4 RINGS

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    Shaq wants 6 have to say rooting for him to get em lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky4104 View Post
    Shaq did very well in his match up with duncan in the playoffs - that's why popovich resorted to the HAck-A-Shaq - he was killing duncan. AND THAT IS PRECISELY WHY WE GOT HIM - to deal with the likes of duncan who just killed us over the last 2 years
    Duncan was averaging 25 PPG on 50% shooting and 14 RPG against the Suns. Killing Duncan? Duncan absolutely dominated Shaq.

    In comparison, Pau Gasol held Duncan to 22 PPG on 42% shooting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMIN12NBA View Post
    Duncan was averaging 25 PPG on 50% shooting and 14 RPG against the Suns. Killing Duncan? Duncan absolutely dominated Shaq.

    In comparison, Pau Gasol held Duncan to 22 PPG on 42% shooting...

    Yeah but the Lakers had an overrall better TEAM defense, our problems should be fixed with Porter stressing defense. ALSO the Lakers got a more tired Duncan the dude went through, Shaq/Stoudemire, Chandler/West, all before he got to Pau Gasoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARMIN12NBA View Post
    Duncan was averaging 25 PPG on 50% shooting and 14 RPG against the Suns. Killing Duncan? Duncan absolutely dominated Shaq.

    In comparison, Pau Gasol held Duncan to 22 PPG on 42% shooting...
    its because of the hack a shaq - not saying its wrong - it was a very good basketball strategy on the spurs part - duncan was having trouble with shaq defending him - shaq not only changed his shots, he even blocked duncan several times - i didnt say duncan played poorly - he just had a hard time with shaq defending him one on one. didnt you see that dunc was - many times doing fadeaways against shaq?

    Duncan abolutely dominated shaq? he dominated the series but not with shaq one -on one - remember shaq's post game interviews? even the reporters were saying he did good against dunc - that because- accdg to shaq he and duncan had lots of years playing each other - popovich neutralized shaq - popovich dominated d'antoni

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    Shaq was a great pick up.
    If anyone expected him to be the young Shaq or the Shaq before they changed so many rules on him...it isn't going to happen.

    But otherwise he is an exciting addition that adds alot to the team and Shaq has given as much as anyone could expect...
    except maybe for Laker fans who have their own motives.

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    He settled in to the system, and got some good numbers by the end of the season, but not $20 mil a season worth. That and you have to get used to people talking about Shaq when he's on your team. He's a popular source of discussion, and a fairly polarizing figure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoltLakerPadre View Post
    He settled in to the system, and got some good numbers by the end of the season, but not $20 mil a season worth. That and you have to get used to people talking about Shaq when he's on your team. He's a popular source of discussion, and a fairly polarizing figure.
    Yeah but what people forget is that Shaq brings in money too.. His deal isn't financially bad, only salary cap wise. Unlike Stephon Marbury who makes 20 mil too.. People avoid Knicks cause of him.

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