Does anyone even remember a year ago this time when news reports said Shaq hired an ex-marine to get him in shape? The season prior practically the entire world blamed Shaq's fitness for the Lakers losing in the playoffs. There was even that TNT commercial before this past season with the kids dancing in a circle and singing to Shaq "You better come back in shape."
This year all I hear is "He's got something to prove now! He'll be in the best shape of his life!" Am I missing something? Didn't he have something to prove last year? I'm sorry but I'm not buying it. Last year I was actually worried to see Shaq in shape. This year I say that if losing a championship didn't kick him in gear then running from Kobe and the Lakers isn't going to either.
He's actually stating that being in the East will keep him in the league longer. Thats admitting that he doesn't have to work himself so hard to compete while in Miami. So what exactly is going to drive him to lose 4 years worth of Whoppers?