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    Default Re: Jermaine O'Neal broke down crying in his car after his last game as a Pacer

    I always thought that Jermaine was a class act. He was a good voice for the team, and like it or not, the guy put out a lot of himself for the franchise, city, fans, etc. He loved it all.

    As for the injuries, etc., the guy just worked too hard and his body gave out too fast. It's that simple. Now is he the same player that earned that $20+ million contract? No, not close. But as most of you all said, he definitely deserved it when he got it.

    It's hard to put my head around why anyone would criticize someone for being upset over losing something they genuinely loved. If Jermaine wanted to remain here, then so be it. It'd be just like any of you devout fans moving because of your job, etc., and having to be so far away from the team you love. Granted, it's on an entirely different level but I'm sure you all could relate if put in that position.

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    Come on everybody *****ing and moaning about JO's contract has never made sense. He earned the deal and was paid his market value at the time. He didn't screw us or bamboozle us. Everyone likes to revise this, remember the other team that was pursuing JO very actively? The San Antonio Spurs. I guess they're a bunch of idiots for thinking JO was worth a max deal too? I think we'd all like to be run by the Spurs management group.
    Do we know what the Spurs were willing to offer or just how interested they really were?
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    Robinson was retiring. They thought JO might be his replacement.

    And, frankly, the Spurs had a better plan to play JO alongside Duncan than the Pacers had by playing JO without Brad Miller.
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    Sorry if I have zero sympathy for Mr. O'neal. I understand that money doesn't buy happiness, but his desire to be paid like he was helped create the mess. Him pounding his chest and being the leader helped create the mess. Him pounding his chest and demanding touches, AFTER 8 GAMES, helped create the mess.

    JO not only had a finger in the bad situations, he was smack dab in the middle. He's no where near a victim.

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    I personally know people who are considerably more wealthy than O'Neal who go through plenty of misery similar to what Jermaine is describing, and much of it is often related to family and relationships. Money does not provide you from immunity from such things.
    Wait, you personally know multiple people worth way more than $150 million? Wow! Are you a Simon or something? Haha...

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    Robinson was retiring. They thought JO might be his replacement.

    And, frankly, the Spurs had a better plan to play JO alongside Duncan than the Pacers had by playing JO without Brad Miller.
    Yeah, it was pretty well documented that Jermaine was offered the max by SA.

    I think you're entirely right, though, Jay. Jermaine would have been much better off playing with Tim Duncan than Jeff Foster. He'd have rings, he'd have his money, and he'd have his health.

    He stayed with the Pacers in part because he looked up to Reggie and wanted to be loyal to a franchise like Reggie was. And in larger part because his mentor, I.Thomas, was the Pacers coach and he didn't want to leave Zeke high and dry.

    Which is why it was bush league for Donnie to sign JO and then hire Bird. There's no way Jermaine would have stuck around if Zeke had been fired first.
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    Yeah, it was pretty well documented that Jermaine was offered the max by SA.
    Didn't JO cancel his meeting with the Spurs to accept the Pacers offer? I still don't remember any leaks of other offers to JO... only that the Spurs were interested.

    Edit: I'm talking numbers, not whether there were offers... or teams reportedly going to make an offer...
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    Wait, you personally know multiple people worth way more than $150 million? Wow! Are you a Simon or something? Haha...
    I know one multibillionaire, actually. You'd know his name. He has very wealthy friends. Lots of them. I used to live in California and happen to know some very wealthy people.

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    I know one multibillionaire, actually. You'd know his name. He has very wealthy friends. Lots of them. I used to live in California and happen to know some very wealthy people.
    Nice. Make sure he's a Pacers fan. We might need his help buying the team and keeping it in Indiana one of these days.

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    mr birdy shouldnt have send JO to toronto. What a wrong decision..

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    mr birdy shouldnt have send JO to toronto. What a wrong decision..
    It was Jermaines decision to leave...read the article
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    mr birdy shouldnt have send JO to toronto. What a wrong decision..
    I am sorry, but are you slow or something? Not only is this thread from years ago, That trade netted us RHibbert. Go away!

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    mr birdy shouldnt have send JO to toronto. What a wrong decision..
    Do you realize we got Roy Hibbert out of that?

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    again,

    *sigh*
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    Seriously, who the **** is hibbert? huh? or otherwise you guys comparing hibbert with JO? Pacers traded JO, he didnt want to leave pacers everyone knows that. What are you 2009 newbie or something?

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    Wow, some of you are huge jerks. I can understand some of this venom for Artest, or Tinsley. But JO? Really?

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    Default Re: Jermaine O'Neal broke down crying in his car after his last game as a Pacer

    is it Jermaine O'Neal appreciation day? Why are these threads being bumped...

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    Is this reverse day or something and no one told me?! WTH is going on?

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    Seriously, who the **** is hibbert? huh? or otherwise you guys comparing hibbert with JO? Pacers traded JO, he didnt want to leave pacers everyone knows that. What are you 2009 newbie or something?
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    Other than that, nobody.


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    Seriously, who the **** is hibbert? huh? or otherwise you guys comparing hibbert with JO? Pacers traded JO, he didnt want to leave pacers everyone knows that. What are you 2009 newbie or something?
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    Oh nobody other than one of the top 5 centers in the NBA. A first time all-star. A defensive anchor of our ball club. A good low post scorer. An above average passer. A very good rebounder and most importantly a great character player who has given his own tickets to form a fan section to bring life into the fieldhouse.

    Other than that, nobody.
    wow that stats and successes really impressed me! opposite of this, 6 time all-star guy and alltime block leader of pacers! well done fella!

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    I have tons of respect for JO, but seems like we have a troll on our hands.
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    wow that stats and successes really impressed me! opposite of this, 6 time all-star guy and alltime block leader of pacers! well done fella!
    What has he done since the trade, fella?

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    Seriously, who the **** is hibbert? huh? or otherwise you guys comparing hibbert with JO? Pacers traded JO, he didnt want to leave pacers everyone knows that. What are you 2009 newbie or something?
    Trolling?

    I love JO as much or more than any one... But your post here is absurd...

    BTW- Jermaine, himself, told me he would want to leave if Larry took over the franchise... This was obviously when Donnie was still running things...
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    Somebody got bored and decided to start trolling it looks like.
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