Shaquille O'Neal will not swing balan...

Shaquille O'Neal will not swing balance of power in East to Cle...

There are 71 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 29, 2009, titled Shaquille O'Neal will not swing balance of power in East to Cle.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

For a guy who seems a tad obsessed with attention, the Big Tweeter picked a bad moving day last Thursday.

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Johnnyboy

Oviedo, FL

#1 Jun 30, 2009
Shaq reminds me of an old Dennis Rodman" pay attention to me type" Not the Rodman of the Bulls days rather the 45 year old MTV reality show type. Sad and even a little pathetic. I don't think this is a good move for Cleveland, heck Gortat is a much better fit with Lebron.
floridaohioboy

Orlando, FL

#2 Jun 30, 2009
The cavs are also showing a lot of interest in Charlie Villanueva from Milwaukee since the bucks did not give him a qualifying offer. That guy is pretty good. So if they cavs get him also it will be interesting.
Bob

Titusville, FL

#3 Jun 30, 2009
I like the Cavs and the Magic attitude: win now!

Life is short. Who cares if Courtney Lee MIGHT be a star in 4 or 5 years. Who knows, maybe the whackos have it right this time and the end of the world comes in 2012.

Regardless, for Devos, the next couple of years are everything and I'd like to see the man get his crowning achievement - an NBA championship. I think he's going to spend whatever it takes. And as a fan, I'm going to enjoy the ride.
Guy

Peterborough, UK

#5 Jun 30, 2009
No offense, but you make it sound like the Magic are soooo dominating. The "match-up" problems that gave the gave the Cavs trouble came from two sources:

1. No one could handle (not stop), handle Howard down low. Shaq will not "stop" Howard, but he will do far better then Z and Varejao.

2. Tall perimeter players. You said it yourself. Hedo and Rashard were the source of the Cavs problems. Now that Hedo is gone, and the Magic seem to be resorting to a more "conventional" approach with Carter, the Cavs might do better this time around. Especially if they pick up Charlie V.

The Magic are a dangerous team, but don't tell me they are the clear cut favorite in the East. Not when the Cavs have the best player in the game and different frontcourt help.
Jimbo

North Ridgeville, OH

#6 Jun 30, 2009
You're also forgetting the Celtics. If Kevin Garnett stays healthy this year, the Celtics will be a dominant force. I think this is going to be another interesting season in the East.
Chris

Atlanta, GA

#7 Jun 30, 2009
Is it just me or does George Diaz sounds a little bit scared of the Cavs new acquisition
TheOMFan

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Jun 30, 2009
George Diaz needs to do a quick google search for ADD. What he implies and what ADD really is are completely opposite things. You'd think a reporter for the Sentinel might know better. "Frankly, the Big Fella looks like he's suffering from attention-deficit disorder. Not enough people are fawning over him...". Thats not ADD Georgie!!
God

Akron, OH

#9 Jun 30, 2009
You're wrong, George.
4ndy

Czech Republic

#10 Jun 30, 2009
Hey george, you could just write down the comment of Van gundy.
XeroX

Titusville, FL

#11 Jun 30, 2009
Rafer Alston got the "THANKS" that he deserves for his help in taking the magic all the way to the finals only to watch van dummy take the keys of the car from him and hand them over to a legally blind drunken double amputee driver who wrecked it before leaving the garage.
Witness

Akron, OH

#12 Jun 30, 2009
The Magic gave up way more to get Vince Carter than the Cavs did to get Shaq. Who's going to guard LeBron next year in the playoffs? Not Turkeyglue, not Lee, not Carter. Must be Lewis then, right?

Vince Carter did NOTHING against the Cavs in the 2007 playoffs. This move by "the big dogs" of the East was a knee-jerk reaction to the Cavs getting Shaq. But that's why Orlando is the Best of the East, right? Hardly. Your team just got a lot weaker, not bigger and stronger like Cleveland.
Witnessthis

Kings Park, NY

#13 Jun 30, 2009
Hey witness..

What did cleveland do last year??? 66 games??? ha ha ha ha..could not even go 7 games with the magic..barely made it 6..lol

Shoulda woulda colda but..waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh, waaaaaahhhh..suck on it for the next 10 months...enjoy my foot up your arse.
jdland

Columbus, OH

#14 Jun 30, 2009
You understand that three of the players who killed the cavs the most are gone now and vince has always struggled against the cavs? Orlando won't be the same next year; 53 wins at the most
liveordiebythe3b all

Cleveland, OH

#15 Jun 30, 2009
I can't believe there are still Orlando fans saying the Shaq trade was a bad move. Do you realize we gave up Wallace who couldn't even dunk and Sasha who never played. We gave nothing to get someone who can defend the lane. The Cavs are not done making moves so don't get your hopes up yet. Plus you giving up on Turk and picking up Vince Carter is a dream for Cleveland. I hope your next move is to put Lewis at SF to try and score against Lebron. Orlando is pretty much screwed with the amount of money they have spent on 4 players that this next year is a do or die for you and its funny how you guys keep talking about being able to sign Bosh haha not happening with your contracts. Orlando made a good run last year but I am still up in the air about the Vince Carter trade. Will have to see what happens once the regular season starts but it is going to be interesting in the East this year. Whoever makes it to the Finals Championship Game(my vote Cleveland) needs to stick it to the Lakers!
Tre

Kennesaw, GA

#16 Jun 30, 2009
Guy wrote:
No offense, but you make it sound like the Magic are soooo dominating. The "match-up" problems that gave the gave the Cavs trouble came from two sources:
1. No one could handle (not stop), handle Howard down low. Shaq will not "stop" Howard, but he will do far better then Z and Varejao.
2. Tall perimeter players. You said it yourself. Hedo and Rashard were the source of the Cavs problems. Now that Hedo is gone, and the Magic seem to be resorting to a more "conventional" approach with Carter, the Cavs might do better this time around. Especially if they pick up Charlie V.
The Magic are a dangerous team, but don't tell me they are the clear cut favorite in the East. Not when the Cavs have the best player in the game and different frontcourt help.
I can agree with that, but now you have Carter at 6'6", being defended now by who? West at 6'3? If you move Lebron over, You then get mismatches again in the front court. And If they magic continue on a running game, Shaq will only helpin a half court, he wont be able to keep up with Howard.

But i agree that VC alone doesnt make Orlando the clear favorites. We have to see who else Otis brings in.
Tre

Kennesaw, GA

#17 Jun 30, 2009
jdland wrote:
You understand that three of the players who killed the cavs the most are gone now and vince has always struggled against the cavs? Orlando won't be the same next year; 53 wins at the most
you mean pietrus, howard and lewis? They are still around.

Lee scored 1 double figure game against cleveland with 11. Hedo was a turnover machine against them. Yes, he hit some big shots, but overall he was 32-70 versus cleveland. Rafer hurts, but Nelson back full strength should be an upgrade, plus, Nelson doesnt miss as many lay ups.
liveordiebythe3b all

Cleveland, OH

#18 Jun 30, 2009
Tre wrote:
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you mean pietrus, howard and lewis? They are still around.
Lee scored 1 double figure game against cleveland with 11. Hedo was a turnover machine against them. Yes, he hit some big shots, but overall he was 32-70 versus cleveland. Rafer hurts, but Nelson back full strength should be an upgrade, plus, Nelson doesnt miss as many lay ups.
You have to remember Lebron was guarding him who is one of the best if not the best defensive player in the league.

Since: Apr 07

Winter Park, FL

#19 Jun 30, 2009
Witness wrote:
Who's going to guard LeBron next year in the playoffs? Not Turkeyglue, not Lee, not Carter. Must be Lewis then, right?
Did you even watch the games this year? Pietrus was the one that mostly guarded LBJ, along with CLee. Yes, we'll miss Lee. But no one can guard LBJ anyway, especially with the refs blowing whistles if you even breath on him.

And we still haven't lost Turk yet. We still have a chance to sign him by going over the luxury tax. We'll have to wait and see on that.
JCJ

Lithonia, GA

#20 Jun 30, 2009
WOW! What a Cavs hater you are Diaz. Why so much hostility?
Get over it. Magic one year wonder. No way they have the same type of season next year. They played through the roof in '09. Can't happen again in '10.
When the Cavs are done loading up they will be the Beast In The Esat. Hands down.
Magic Fan Mark

Deland, FL

#21 Jun 30, 2009
Fly_Moe wrote:
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Did you even watch the games this year? Pietrus was the one that mostly guarded LBJ, along with CLee. Yes, we'll miss Lee. But no one can guard LBJ anyway, especially with the refs blowing whistles if you even breath on him.
And we still haven't lost Turk yet. We still have a chance to sign him by going over the luxury tax. We'll have to wait and see on that.
You're using logic with a Cavs fan. You will only confuse him and cause him to croak "WITNESS" back at you.

Speaking of Cavs fans, Kenny/KenOggy from Federal Way, Washington disappeared like a fart in the wind during the playoffs and hasn't been back since. Kenny come back!

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