Riley: Shaq overtures began in December

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Owner Micky Arison and coach Pat Riley confirmed Sunday that the team first received overtures about the since-dealt center from the Dallas Mavericks in December.
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sadheatfan

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#1
Feb 11, 2008
 
just ore proof of the big cancer killing a franchise from the inside. shaq is such a crybaby it's not even funny. i am happy that cancer is finally gone.
jasoncord

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#2
Feb 11, 2008
 
Well there is the end results of a trade. The franchise now talks bad about a franchise player that brought them a championship. This is to try to mask the mistake they made in the trade. Nice way to try to justify it.... what is it now 9-38? Dwade will leave next. NO reason for him to stay. Lakers owned the Heat and I hate the Lakers....
JETTATTACK

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#3
Feb 11, 2008
 
Something smells fishy here.

If this bonehead trade is such a good thing, a no brainer, the best thing since slice bread, then why did Riley say 'No' back in December? Loyalty to Shaq? Hell no.

So the heat wants us to believe that because Shaq's agent wanted a buy-out, thats when they looked looked into trading him? In other words, only then did the heat put their interest first and decided to trade Shaq to punish his agents for wanting a buyout?

WHICH NBA TEAM WOULD PUT A PLAYERS INTEREST AHEAD OF THE TEAM? Go tell that to a dummy somewhere.

Plus, Riley is not only coach but part of ownership.

Is Riley trying to say that he didn't trade Shaq back in December, even though such a trade would be the best thing for the Heat, because of loyalty to Shaq?

Keep believing dummies. That sheit won't fly anywhere else.

Heat is now a bottom feeding mediocre team at best.

Serves them right.

GOOD LUCK SHAQ.

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Feb 11, 2008
 
JETTATTACK wrote:
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Speaking of crybabies, your wife probably cried out SHAQ at a very intimate time, pass midnight, as we wondered lost between the sheets.
You know some areas are just off limits! Grow the hell up.
Bob Greasy

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#7
Feb 11, 2008
 
Offbeat wrote:
<quoted text>You know some areas are just off limits! Grow the hell up.
Who are you to impose your version of morality on anyone else?
JETTATTACK

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Bob Greasy wrote:
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Who are you to impose your version of morality on anyone else?
here here!

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Feb 11, 2008
 
JETTATTACK wrote:
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here here!
You both are ASSES of the major kind. This article was about Shaq and because you disagreed with someone you bring there wives and now mother into the topic. Goes to show what kind of men you both are. I wonder what you mothers would think about you if they read these statements.
THE UGLY TRUTH

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#11
Feb 11, 2008
 
I'm a SHAQ fan and realize that without SHAQ here their would have not been a NBA championship in Miami

BUT

The reality is that SHAQ is a somewhat lazy. He plays when he wants to play, otherwise, he takes the back seat approach and collects his pay check.

When he was traded from L.A., He took it personal and wanted to prove a point. He got back in shape and played with heart. Then he won a championship in Miami, Thus the problem began again. He felt he fulfilled his obligation.

Now that he got traded again, He will take it personal again and play much better, however, it's safe to say the SHAQ of old is done. While I wish him well, unfortunately, his days are numbered.
lorraine wright

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#12
Feb 11, 2008
 
Offbeat wrote:
<quoted text>You both are ASSES of the major kind. This article was about Shaq and because you disagreed with someone you bring there wives and now mother into the topic. Goes to show what kind of men you both are. I wonder what you mothers would think about you if they read these statements.
Strongly Agree!!!
MR LOGICAL

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#13
Feb 11, 2008
 
BOYS AND GIRLS, COME ON AND PLAY NICE! I AGREE WITH ALL OF YOU. It is just a game and we all take it too seriously. I guess with all the money involved, it goes a little further than "JUST A GAME" but as far as we, the fans, are concerned it is just a game.
ps; SHAQ IS LAZY !
BeGeezus

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#14
Feb 11, 2008
 
JUNE HEADLINE:

THE SUN NEVER RISES, AND IT DOESN"T FLOAT EITHER, BECAUSE THE SHIP IS NOW SINKING
BeGeezus

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#15
Feb 11, 2008
 
To Whom this may Concern:

There are obscenity laws that you are breaking. I have called the online editor, again, to report your insolence and immaturity. The authorites can trace your ISP and bring the necessary charges until you learn to grow-up. Your identity is rather transparent by the way.
JSki

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#16
Feb 11, 2008
 
I just sharted.
Bob Greasy

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Offbeat wrote:
<quoted text>You both are ASSES of the major kind. This article was about Shaq and because you disagreed with someone you bring there wives and now mother into the topic. Goes to show what kind of men you both are. I wonder what you mothers would think about you if they read these statements.
Enough with the namecalling. He has the right to write or speak his mind freely in this country and many brave men have died for that right.

You don't have to like what he says, but he has the right to say it. You have the right to say you don't like it, but you don't have the right to stop him.

Oh, and Shaq's wife is getting banged by a Cuban. Yours probably is too!
Jillian

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Feb 11, 2008
 
Bob Greasy wrote:
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Enough with the namecalling. He has the right to write or speak his mind freely in this country and many brave men have died for that right.
You don't have to like what he says, but he has the right to say it. You have the right to say you don't like it, but you don't have the right to stop him.
Oh, and Shaq's wife is getting banged by a Cuban. Yours probably is too!
Aren't you classy
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#19
Feb 11, 2008
 
The HEAT should have let that damn Cuban guy have Shaq. The Mavericks deserve being saddled with that albatross' contract.
What does Arison have against the Suns.

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Feb 12, 2008
 
Bob Greasy wrote:
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Enough with the namecalling. He has the right to write or speak his mind freely in this country and many brave men have died for that right.
You don't have to like what he says, but he has the right to say it. You have the right to say you don't like it, but you don't have the right to stop him.
Oh, and Shaq's wife is getting banged by a Cuban. Yours probably is too!
First I never tried to stop him and second I have a right to say that wasn't right to bring in wives and mothers into the topic. I fine in funny that you are quick to try and correct me but yet you say nothing to him. Why to go!
Big kev

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#21
Feb 12, 2008
 
One thing is clear, you have people that love Shaq and people that really hate him.

You have to admit though that once he rolled in town people went from thinking that we could win the whole thing to believing/knowing.

Shaq last 2 seasons was under Riley and we know hoe much he like to practice. But the human body needs time to rest and recover and if you practice as much as he does it doesn't happen. Call Shaq lazy all you want, and say he doesn't want to play and just earn, but you can't escape all the injuries in the last two years and I'm not talking Shaq. Wade, Haslem, Zo, Kapono, Williams, Wright and the list goes on.

I'm sure in the last 2 years that Miami has had more games lost to injuries than any other team. Can you say the same for the 2 years of SVG?
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#22
Feb 12, 2008
 
I think Riley says "don't ask me that question" because he's rejuvenated with this trade. He loved Shaq but Riley is excited about getting back to running. He never really figured out how to properly get Shaq the ball. Riley orchestrates much better with a running style.

Get Wade healthy. Get mike Miller... get Elton Brand. Btw, I have a feeling people are going to be surprised about Banks.
mike

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#23
Feb 12, 2008
 
Zo, Shaq, Wade, Eddie Jones, Jones, were all hurt at one point during the playoff run with SVG

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