DILBECK: Shaq should stay away from L.A.

DILBECK: Shaq should stay away from L.A.

There are 64 comments on the LA Daily News story from Nov 20, 2008, titled DILBECK: Shaq should stay away from L.A.. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

Memo to Shaquille O'Neal: Don't even think about it. Stay away. Go on to rip some other organization.

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Lakers4Realz

Irvine, CA

#45 Nov 21, 2008
You should get a Nobel prize for this article. I agree with you. I have been a die hard lakers fan forever..i cheer for the LAKERS not a particular player...i think kobe..in all his ego, selfishness that was perceived..is the REAL laker here..i knew shaq would cut everyone down when he left..which is fine...

we dont need the BIG MOUTH..or whatever as you so rightfully call him .....LA doesnt need him...go play for a junior varsity team...or like you said..SIBERIA.

You also forgot to mention that his big mouth has cost him his Law enforcement badge....as a reserve officer...

Everytime he says something , he goes back and tries to undo it...yah...BIG WHATEVER is right.

I love this article..thank you for being so diligent in expression pretty much EVERYONES distaste and fed up attitude with the BIG BABY....

Hey shaq...

STAY out of LA....
Taylor

Lehi, UT

#46 Nov 21, 2008
Nicely written. The only reason that Shaq wants to come back to the Lakers is because he knows they are the best. He even said it yesterday. Big Greedy just wants another championship or two and he knows that LA is the place to get them. Sorry buddy but you aren't even going to overcome your tie with Duncan.
Lakers4Realz

Irvine, CA

#47 Nov 21, 2008
Wow, I just read over some of the comments.

Are you freaking kidding me people?

Who is the RIGHT mind would want Shaq back?

Yah, you people need to wake up.
stevie jones

Chula Vista, CA

#48 Nov 21, 2008
i hope kobe gets at least 3-4 championship by the time he is done playing. so shaq, how does my **** taste?
stokes

Mesa, AZ

#49 Nov 21, 2008
agreed, we dont need and or want shaq back
tomakazi

San Diego, CA

#50 Nov 21, 2008
I saw through the big baby while all of LA was fawning over him. So much so that I actually had to root against the Lakers until he left. While rooting for other teams during those years (I wasn't the only one) one thing was utterly apparent...Kobe was the killer. I could not root for that man even when he was on my favorite team...I just couldn't. It sickened me watching players, coaches and the media scared to death of this guy. My favorite moment was watching artest body slam him in chicago after he exposed himself with that horribly missed attempted cheap shot. That was the day the fear around the league ended. Each interview given by the big lazy convinced me that he had emotional problems and was extremely insecure. The pansies (intimidated by large men) who loved him thought I was crazy. Now they know I was correct all along. I wondered after that strange rap attacking kobe if the big guy was trying to come out of the closet. What man asks another man to tell him how his you-know-what tastes ? And if PJ was the problem why wasn't PJ given the 'honor' of telling the big insecure how that thing tastes ?
Ludwig

Los Angeles, CA

#51 Nov 21, 2008
Okay, this article finally pointed out who Shaq is. It also pointed out how much no one in Los Angeles wants him back. Sure it would be a dream to come back here, because LA is on the path of its glory days, for another championship.HOWEVER there also seems to be a little too much praise for Kobe too. He is in fact like Shaq in many ways. Sure right now its "Kobes" Team. Look at all the hell he put Laker Owner, and Managers just to get things his way. All the threats he made on leaving, both on and off the court. Look at what you all write about him on his off games, actually not much mentioned other then finger pointing at other team players, then him. Sure he has gotten off his high horse, and has decided to share the actual game with the rest of the team, setting them up and what not, but the truth remains, he is a younger version of Shaq. Watch what happens when he decides to not take up another contract with LA and play for some other dominant team, or even head over to Europe. Watch everything hes going to say about LA "That was my team, I ran it, The people never respected me, If it was my way, we would have won a Championship every year I was there....." Yeah Shaq has been stripped down to who he truly is in this article, but mentioning Kobe at all and the ranting Shaq did unto him..........Shaq actually was right in some of his ranting on Kobe...watch what happens when he leaves, and remember who said it would happen.
Patrick

Norwalk, CA

#52 Nov 21, 2008
The Big Whatever... :)
jack skilling

Wailuku, HI

#53 Nov 22, 2008
HALLELUJAH!!! No wonder his wife divorced him!!!
sickelgirl

Rochester, NY

#54 Nov 22, 2008
Ludwig wrote:
Okay, this article finally pointed out who Shaq is. It also pointed out how much no one in Los Angeles wants him back. Sure it would be a dream to come back here, because LA is on the path of its glory days, for another championship.HOWEVER there also seems to be a little too much praise for Kobe too. He is in fact like Shaq in many ways. Sure right now its "Kobes" Team. Look at all the hell he put Laker Owner, and Managers just to get things his way. All the threats he made on leaving, both on and off the court. Look at what you all write about him on his off games, actually not much mentioned other then finger pointing at other team players, then him. Sure he has gotten off his high horse, and has decided to share the actual game with the rest of the team, setting them up and what not, but the truth remains, he is a younger version of Shaq. Watch what happens when he decides to not take up another contract with LA and play for some other dominant team, or even head over to Europe. Watch everything hes going to say about LA "That was my team, I ran it, The people never respected me, If it was my way, we would have won a Championship every year I was there....." Yeah Shaq has been stripped down to who he truly is in this article, but mentioning Kobe at all and the ranting Shaq did unto him..........Shaq actually was right in some of his ranting on Kobe...watch what happens when he leaves, and remember who said it would happen.
When you are deep into your game sometimes you do know more than your coach and manager/ Go Kobe!! You mean Shaq idn/y s cop anymore?
Laker Fast Break

United States

#55 Nov 22, 2008
Wow, all the hate and selective memory of Shaq.
I believe we won three straight championships with
Shaq ( and Kobe, and ...) I also believe Shaq appeared in a championship series with the Magic and won another title with the Heat. The Lakers don't need Shaq. I'm just tired of the player hating
and lack of appreciation. We should have won four
straight championships, but Kobe Bryant ( not Shaq )
couldn't get along with Karl Malone and Gary Payton.
Now we have an awesome Team again ! Let's leave the past where it belongs ! After all, Jack Nicholson got over the Lakers trading Norm Nixon for Byron Scott. So who are we to hold a grudge ?
RRC

Alpharetta, GA

#56 Nov 22, 2008
I agree. Shaq will be a shadow of a shadow of his best in 2 years. He'd have to take a mid-level exception, at maximum. Kobe would not be on board - he wants more titles than Shaq. He'd have to fill a Chris Mihm role. He'd be getting a free ride. He also consistently attacked David Robinson, a class act. He criticized Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem for never contacting him. I had thought Wilt was off limits given his statistical superiority - and Wilt is dead by the way. Shaq distained any help from Kareem in improving his game after arrival in LA. He mostly refused free throw improvement help, including from Rick Barry, because shooting underhand was not cool looking. If it was retro and effective, it would have been cool. I'm glad Shaq is now not hostile toward LA. He should be identified as a Laker when he enters the Hall of Fame. When his jersey is retired, he should be honored. As far as playing here again to try to add a title or two to his resume, no way!
Kim mathenge

Lynwood, CA

#57 Nov 22, 2008
I agree 100% thanks for three championchips but nothing that 4th ring was just lucky. He disrespected everyone in this organization. I haven't heard one bit of critism in reguards to 2004 Yes kobe shot to much but he didn't quit on this team I'm good fortune Doesnt follow him to phoenix where he goes he has good luck. nobody but steve his every told the truth expcept for that dave smith guy but the butt sniffers in la media what a joke. He I say if lakers win 09 title kobe should tell Shaq who his @sssssssssssssssssss teast
dumfounded

Lansing, MI

#58 Nov 22, 2008
i ignore aal that bull chit drama. ill always remeber them 3 straight championships!!! all of you and i do mean all of you loved big boy then didnt ya.
kobefan

Pittsburgh, PA

#60 Nov 22, 2008
great article! shaq is a joke!
shaq_oldie

New York, NY

#61 Nov 23, 2008
yup!!! i agree 200% with Mr. Dilbeck.... GROW UP MAN!!!! UR SUCH A WHIMPY LOSER!!!!
Pseay

United States

#62 Nov 23, 2008
You would think that someone paying you twenty million dollars a year is enough respect that needs to be given. Such a big man, gets his feeling hurt pretty ease.
Dennis Burrows

Nassau, Bahamas

#63 Nov 23, 2008
The Lakers are focused and ready for another championship.The team has chemistry and they play great defence as a team.
PRO-SHAQ

Philippines

#64 Nov 27, 2008
shaq was the finals mvp during those years... how the hell can you say kobe was the reason for all the rings? c'mon... that's the thing now... trade the mvps just like billups... but anyways..
GO CAVS!!!!!!!!!!
laker-fanGOMACHI NE

United States

#65 Nov 28, 2008
CHEERS

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