O'Neal waffles on trade

O'Neal waffles on trade

There are 116 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Aug 6, 2007, titled O'Neal waffles on trade. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indiana Pacers forward Jermaine O'Neal has discounted Internet reports that he wants to be traded to the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Since: Mar 07

United States

#1 Aug 6, 2007
Unless a first-round draft pick is in the equation, no deal for Jermaine will be worth it.
PLAYA

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Aug 7, 2007
Can you blame the guy for wanting out? No they should not of tried to build a team around him, but Bird LIED to him from the start just to get him to reup. Pacer will be one of the worst teams in the NBA and all under Birds watch.
PLAYA

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Aug 7, 2007
So whats Birds next move? To send O'neil to play with KG? Mchale said if I can't keep'em Boston Gonna get'em. The NBA WHAT A JOKE!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jul 07

Bloomington

#4 Aug 7, 2007
I think what needs to be determined here is if O'Neal was misquoted by the SI writer. Otherwise this is just a move to try to get more for O'Neal (people thinking he doesn't want to leave).
special ed

Covington, KY

#5 Aug 7, 2007
No, it's obvious that JO, the team "leader", is showing us all what his leadership is all about.
Say one thing, deny it, and say something else. No wonder he's not been able to get it done here?
Rage

Ripon, WI

#6 Aug 7, 2007
Wouldn't the ultimate irony be Bird having to do a deal with Isiah to unload JO?
Lindy M

United States

#7 Aug 7, 2007
I agree with some of the comments made about Bird and the whole Pacer organization, but, to say that JO's lack of enthusiasm for playing is a result of the problems the team has had is ridiculous. He is just another example of "ask for the money.....get the money....don't produce". He's been whining for years now. Sooner or later, there comes a time when you have to start looking at yourself instead of blaming your troubles on others.
Illigitimi_non_C arborun

Westerville, OH

#8 Aug 7, 2007
I have a great idea. Why not send the whole team, including Larry Legend to Los Angeles. I didn't say trade, I said send them. Get rid of the whole mess. Forget the NBA and it's hoodlums.
Darwin

AOL

#9 Aug 7, 2007
Can someone please end this joke, because it is not funny.
larry

Miranda, Australia

#10 Aug 7, 2007
if larry is still loyal to the celtics like mchale then he should send JO to boston for spare change - now wouldnt that be funny!
past boston players trying to get boston the title
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#11 Aug 7, 2007
Lindy M wrote:
I agree with some of the comments made about Bird and the whole Pacer organization, but, to say that JO's lack of enthusiasm for playing is a result of the problems the team has had is ridiculous. He is just another example of "ask for the money.....get the money....don't produce". He's been whining for years now. Sooner or later, there comes a time when you have to start looking at yourself instead of blaming your troubles on others.
Yeah he has also been going to ALl Star games for years now. He has also been a top 3 big man in the East over the last 7+ years. Call it what you want, but to think of going into this season without Oneal makes me want to throw up. Bring on Ike Diogu!! You have to be freaking kidding me.

I dont want to hear the guy complain about 20 mil/per either, but lets be honest, he lost Reggie, lost Artest, lost his best friend Harrington all in a couple years. He (we) went from being on top of the NBA mountain to bottom feeders in three years. He sees the moves the front office is making, and just like all of us, scratches his head and thinks "what the hell am I doing here. I will be dead before this group of players gets past the first round in the playoffs".

It doesnt matter though. The Pacers arent going to and shouldnt move him for anything less than what they want. Odom and Bynum or Jefferson & Kirstic. Just let it ride for a little bit. Kobe will come back out soon and get this heated back up with his "trade me or get me players" talk and get this thing moving again.
Robert The Bruce

Avon, IN

#12 Aug 7, 2007
AMEN!!!!!!!!!! Mayflower is just a phone call away.
Illigitimi_non_Carborun wrote:
I have a great idea. Why not send the whole team, including Larry Legend to Los Angeles. I didn't say trade, I said send them. Get rid of the whole mess. Forget the NBA and it's hoodlums.

“ PLOITICS SPORTS ”

Since: May 07

GREENFIELD

#13 Aug 7, 2007
AND I WONDER JUST WHAT WOULD THE GENERAL DO IN THIA MATTER LET'S SEEN #1 I DON'T THINK MR. O'NEAL IS TALL ENOUGH TO LEANOVER FROM THE FAR END OF THE BENCH TO HEAR WHAT IS GOING ON
AT TIME OUTS.
#2 HE WOULD STAY VERRY HEALTHY AT THE END OF BENCH.
#3 THE PACERS WOULD SAVE A LOT OF BREAD NOT HAVING TO FEED HIM PRIOR TO THE GAME AND HE WOULD NOT NEED A TOWEL AS HE WOULD NOT HAVE NEED SINCE HE WOULD NOT BREAK A SWEAT THERE.
LARRY CALL FEDX SHIP ASAP SAME ALL THE AIR BY NOT HAVING TO TALK ABOUT IT, IF THE PROBLEM IS GONE PROPLEM SOLVED. DON,T YA JUST LOVE YOUR JOB. I THINH SOME TIME AT THE ENGLISH GOLF COURCE WILL HELP, HOPE TO SEE YA THERE
.

“Deport All Illegal Aliens!!”

Since: Jul 07

Speedway, Indiana

#14 Aug 7, 2007
Robert The Bruce wrote:
AMEN!!!!!!!!!! Mayflower is just a phone call away.
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It's time to realize that Larry Bird, General Manager, is not the star he was as a player. Before Larry, Donnie Walsh was getting snookered by other GMs in the league. The house cleaning needs to start there and anything else is just lip service to sell season tickets.
Don in Indy

South Bend, IN

#15 Aug 7, 2007
I'd love to see the press come out with another interview with Kobe and tell the public the Pacers are trading JO, Foster, and Tins to LA. I'll bet Phoenix, Dallas, Houston.....will be on the phones berating Walsh and Bird for handing LA a championship the same as partner McHale did for the Boston Connection. All the dumbbells in Indyland can sit and watch their old team members, that could be on the All-Star team come Feb., beat Boston for a championship. With Golden State just missing beating LA by one point in overtime in the western conference finals as there is a NO call by Donaghy as JO clobbers Big Al on a sure dunk to advance GS!!!! Keep JO. See what happens. These wannabees don't know anything! Has anyone got a crystal ball reading for the Pacers and JO?????? Of course there will be some moron out there that will claim this neurotic distinction! If JO opts-out, we're 15 mil. to the good. Do you think some up and coming young star would be interested if on the free agent market?? I dare say 'yes' to this generation of me, myself and boocoo bucks!! Relax this is supposed to be entertaining and fun!!!! Let's see how this all pans out. This could be very interesting when Kobe gets it going again. Only TWO MONTHS TILL TRAINING CAMP!!!!!
Two peas in a pod

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 7, 2007
Hmph! Jermaine should fit in just perfectly with Kobie, considering both have now stated they want to be traded and then backtracked on those statements.
They're made for each other.
Man I miss Miller. In the end, he stayed for the good of the team no matter what because the Pacers organization gave him a chance in the NBA when no one else would. Jermaine was sitting on a bench in Portland and was brought to Indiana by Walsh and this is the thanks he gets in return.
Selfish. Never really liked Jermaine. Good riddance.
noah

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Aug 7, 2007
I can't believe O'neal came out and bashed his own team like this! I miss the days of Reggie and having a team that Indiana could be proud of. Now everyone in the NBA is money hungry and could care less about good basketball.
Does Jermaine really think if he moves to LA the Lakers have a chance to win the championship. They have no chance in hell of beating the Spurs of Suns!
Plus Jermaine says we need to make a fair trade trying to say we should give into the Lakers. Screw him, he doesn't think if he leaves it won't be leaving us with crap, he could care less about us and I could care less about him! I say we keep him for the season, boo his ass every game, get him off the salary cap which opens up 15,000,000 which is almost what kobe makes and pick up a player that is a free agent next year like Jason Kidd! Yep
Angela

Indianapolis, IN

#18 Aug 7, 2007
Of course he waffles on the trade - realized he might have bit the hand that feeds him. I was a huge fan Jermaine - such a great person for the kids to look up to, etc - but you're just like the rest of the NBA - bunch of winers - what MILLIONS isn't enough? You can go now.
TheHarv

North Judson, IN

#19 Aug 7, 2007
The NBA is just the biggest joke ever. David Stern just needs to retire. Get an honest comish first. The Pacer don't just need to rebuild, the entire league does. I want to see quality people play basketball. I don't want to see a bunch of hot shot, overpaid, premadonas b*tch at referees every night. He11 I can shoot free throws better than half the league. The league just really needs to lose the hip hop image. College basketball is killing the NBA right now to me. They play with a lot more heart and hustle. They also don't play as flashy. They play good fundamental basketball. Go Hoosiers!
ElviS

Cainta, Philippines

#20 Aug 7, 2007
He's already talkin' like Kobe... They really are friends. hehe

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