Miami Heat thinking big with Jermaine...

Miami Heat thinking big with Jermaine O'Neal

There are 17 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 17, 2009, titled Miami Heat thinking big with Jermaine O'Neal. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Jermaine O'Neal learned quickly that being a member of the Miami Heat and working for Pat Riley means thinking big.

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Reb

Covington, LA

#2 Feb 18, 2009
Thinking BIG? Riley may be thinking it but he sure didn't get it. He got OLD, HURT, SLOW, and SURLY. Did I mention UPPITY? Sound familiar.?The more he changes things, the more he keeps them the same. I ain't going down there anymore.
Heatastic

New York, NY

#3 Feb 18, 2009
Another chapter - hopefully a big, thick one. Hope springs eternal. My eyes will be glued tonight !
Heatup

United States

#4 Feb 18, 2009
we didn't need you anyways Reb...real heat fans ONLY..go watch hi alai in dania or something...Pat just made us a contender so don't go jumpin on the bandwagon when we cruise to the ECF!!!
Professor

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Feb 18, 2009
Reb wrote:
Thinking BIG? Riley may be thinking it but he sure didn't get it. He got OLD, HURT, SLOW, and SURLY. Did I mention UPPITY? Sound familiar.?The more he changes things, the more he keeps them the same. I ain't going down there anymore.
Good... your redneck azz was smelling up the joint.
Moldy

Gainesville, FL

#6 Feb 18, 2009
We got longer and didn't as far as I'm concerned we didn't sacrifice talent. Marion was good but his game didn't mwsh with Rileyball which begs the question, Why did we get him in the first place?" Oh! we had to take what we could get to unload Shaq. I think. Anyway we are what we are. I support the Heat!
2cents

Boca Raton, FL

#7 Feb 18, 2009
The Heat ended up getting an impact player for Marion (and more) instead of zero ROI with him walking in the offseason in addition to losing Banks' contract. It seems the powers-that-be not only want to establish an immediate playoff contender but also increase attendance, create cap space, and build a championship contender (Not the 'one and done' variety) in the very near future...
Professor

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#8 Feb 18, 2009
Moldy wrote:
We got longer and didn't as far as I'm concerned we didn't sacrifice talent. Marion was good but his game didn't mwsh with Rileyball which begs the question, Why did we get him in the first place?" Oh! we had to take what we could get to unload Shaq. I think. Anyway we are what we are. I support the Heat!
You can't say Marion didn't have a positive impact on the Heat this year. Shaq would have rested on his heels in Miami, content that he brought home a championship to one more city. Overall, I still think it was the right choice, trades tend to shake up these stars' complacency...it happened with that O'Neil in Phoenix and hopefully it will happen with this one in Miami.
Banana Republic

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#9 Feb 18, 2009
Reb wrote:
Thinking BIG? Riley may be thinking it but he sure didn't get it. He got OLD, HURT, SLOW, and SURLY. Did I mention UPPITY? Sound familiar.?The more he changes things, the more he keeps them the same. I ain't going down there anymore.
The Knicks are always looking for more suckers...i mean fans
Godfrey

Warner Robins, GA

#10 Feb 18, 2009
After being a fan since 1990, I find myself discouraged by all of the trades and changes. I don't like this boring half court slow offense we have and I don't like that stupid help defense that is not efficient at all.

I do not live in Miami anymore, but had season tickets anyway, but I think it's time for me to move on. I don't think I will renew my nba league pass nor season tickets. I will reduce myself to a TV fan only
dolphins fan

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Feb 18, 2009
hey!!!! what i miss?! LOL now thats funny
Justin Timberlake

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#13 Feb 18, 2009
Godfrey wrote:
After being a fan since 1990, I find myself discouraged by all of the trades and changes. I don't like this boring half court slow offense we have and I don't like that stupid help defense that is not efficient at all.
I do not live in Miami anymore, but had season tickets anyway, but I think it's time for me to move on. I don't think I will renew my nba league pass nor season tickets. I will reduce myself to a TV fan only
Godfrey

U are a moron....we dont want you anyways
slow job

Miami, FL

#14 Feb 18, 2009
Godfrey wrote:
After being a fan since 1990, I find myself discouraged by all of the trades and changes. I don't like this boring half court slow offense we have and I don't like that stupid help defense that is not efficient at all.
I do not live in Miami anymore, but had season tickets anyway, but I think it's time for me to move on. I don't think I will renew my nba league pass nor season tickets. I will reduce myself to a TV fan only
Fine dont hop on our bandwagon again when its playoff time. I myself have been waiting for this team to stress defense and half court play but since you know the game so much you're too good for us. Dont like boring defense? Ask the Spurs how many championships they won with their boring defense. Ask the Cavs how their boring style of slow offense works out too.
Bob

Boca Raton, FL

#15 Feb 18, 2009
Jermaine Oneal is more interested in playing on South Beach then he is playing for the Miami Heat. In his own words, "Im happy to get to South Beach". He did not say what an honor and privledge it is to play for the Heat...He's only a stop gap.
Bob

Boca Raton, FL

#16 Feb 18, 2009
and why is it you hear more and more players saying the same thing that Marion did about how boring the play is here after they left and how trilled they are to go to a more offensive team?
jose cuervo

United States

#17 Feb 18, 2009
Reb wrote:
Thinking BIG? Riley may be thinking it but he sure didn't get it. He got OLD, HURT, SLOW, and SURLY. Did I mention UPPITY? Sound familiar.?The more he changes things, the more he keeps them the same. I ain't going down there anymore.
But OLD, HURT, SLOW, SURLY and UPPITY helped DWade win the NBA finals before... and even the name, O'Neal, is the same.
jose cuervo

United States

#18 Feb 18, 2009
Bob wrote:
Jermaine Oneal is more interested in playing on South Beach then he is playing for the Miami Heat. In his own words, "Im happy to get to South Beach". He did not say what an honor and privledge it is to play for the Heat...He's only a stop gap.
Everyone knows about 2010 already... they are ALL stop-gaps... except of course if DWade wants to re-sign early.
Tiffany

United States

#19 Feb 18, 2009
what the heat need to do is trade jermaine back to toronto,they dont need a injury prone player like him

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