Shaquille O'Neal on trade to Suns: 'M...

Shaquille O'Neal on trade to Suns: 'My prayers were answered'

There are 42 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 7, 2008, titled Shaquille O'Neal on trade to Suns: 'My prayers were answered'. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

At his formal introduction Thursday in Phoenix, the massive center was at his jovial, larger-than-life, entertaining best as he discussed his latest life-altering experience.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Feb 7, 2008
Yo, Shaq:

Our prayers were answered too. 20M for an overblown hasbeen is something our PHX friends can afford. Buh bye....don't let the door hit you in the aze.

Miami, FL

#2 Feb 7, 2008
Anything for you Shaq. Oh, sure, I had to let those kids in the school bus drown but heck, what's a child life compared to the happiness of a pampered multi millionaire?

Anytime you need to make a jump shot, you just let me know, OK, big guy?

United States

#3 Feb 7, 2008
Gonna miss you Shaq!! I hope you show them they made a big mistake in trading you. Good Luck to You Shaq!! I hope you win your 5th Championship!
Miami only are fans when you are winning, otherwise they turn their backs on your real quick!! No such thing as loyalty here!
Dr K

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#4 Feb 8, 2008
If he lives up to his statements of how he will help the Suns win a championship, it will confirm that Sluggo was sandbagging the Heat for $20,000,000.

Coral Gables, FL

#5 Feb 8, 2008
My prayers were answered too. Now nobody has to worry about Phoenix going anywhere in the playoffs with you weighing them down.

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#6 Feb 8, 2008
Miami got rid of the dead weight. After he won one without Kobe Shaq took early retirement. Pat Riley must have kept this from Phoenix. What a snow job.
Of course after taking off the whole season Shaq might get motivated enough in the playoffs to off the Lakers. He still has five or six games a year in him. Let him run with Phoenix.
tetyana larina

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#7 Feb 8, 2008
Shaq feels the Suns are good enough that he can coast to the title. He will run with Steve Nash?
He could not even run with Pat Riley's scheme.


#8 Feb 8, 2008
Pinnochio O'Neal is getting better at his fairy-telling ability.

Also,when he is ready, he will get his gun and " Serve and Protect " the people as a law enforecement officer.

Delray Beach, FL

#10 Feb 8, 2008
so many prayers were answered. good riddance. what a waste of money in all professional sports. like shooting a few baskets is worth millions of dollars. how about putting that much money into medical research??? ive been a lifelong multi sports fan but this stupid salary is a waste of big money. we have a whole generation of useless and uneducated thugs making millions of dollars for a few game points. oh but wait. if you are shaq you can sit out the whole season with a broken nail. id like to get paid that kind of money for doing nothing. good bye to another baby daddy. hope he can afford child support for his 6 kids that hes leaving. the night life means more to him than anything. hope they have some in az cause thats all hes famous for here.

Hollywood, FL

#11 Feb 8, 2008
So were ours.....see you fat ass!

Boynton Beach, FL

#13 Feb 8, 2008
Let's see IF he helps Phoenix. The way he played here lately shows old age is catching up with his joints.

Covington, LA

#14 Feb 8, 2008
Shaq can't accept the fact that he isn't what he use to be and so he's good at making comical statements,but you know deep down inside it's hurting him. Not bieng wanted by someone or something is never a good feeling.
"my prayers were answered" was probably the same thing he said after his wife filed for divorce.
He was great for the city and community to have him here.
Too he couldn't have just retired this year, but this is a business and the Heat had to make the move or become the Titanic.
no way

Hollywood, FL

#15 Feb 8, 2008
I dont understand how he can be called a superstar when all he does is go to good teams that already are playoff bound a true superstar take a bad team and makes them a playoff team byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee sissy shaq
Random Sample

United States

#16 Feb 8, 2008

Wow, when did you grow up? Mentally that is. Your public statements about the Heat and Riley show a maturity level seldom seen in professional basketball.

Best of luck to you, until you play the Heat, that is!


#17 Feb 8, 2008
Beware the curse of the Shaquino! Ask Orlando and LA.
get er done

Augsburg, Germany

#18 Feb 8, 2008
Shaq is a major 7+ foot a hole
good riddance to this over-priced baby
he is not as good as he thinks he is......
CU Later Alligator

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Feb 8, 2008
Shaq helped us as much as he possibly could.
It looks like the Heat is rebuilding for a championship no sooner than 2010, in which case Shaq's 60 mill would hurt the Heat real bad especially since he'd be retired by 2010.
He sure has a sense of humor making all those championship promises in Phoenix that he made here in South Florida not too long ago :)


#20 Feb 8, 2008
He's lucky to get out of this God foresaken sports town. I mean can you get any worse than the Heat, Marlins or Dolphins?
the hip doctor

New York, NY

#21 Feb 8, 2008
Too many lap dances are not good for you baby !

Jupiter, FL

#22 Feb 8, 2008
Talk about burning bridges---egotistical, over-the-hill, out of shape, has-been.
NaNaNA--hey, hey,--goodbye, and good riddance. He has been more of a burden than a help for four years.
Let's get younger and move on.

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