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Shaq turned down more money for C’s

Posted By Paul Flannery On September 9, 2010 @ 9:39 am In General | 5 Comments

Shaquille O’Neal [1] really wanted to sign with the Celtics [2]. He told John Reid [3] of the New Orleans Picayune that he could have signed higher offers from either the Pistons or the Hawks to join the C’s.

“A lot of people said I only got the league minimum salary,” O’Neal said. “But that’€™s all right. I’€™m the luckiest guy in the world. I’€™ve had four max contracts in one lifetime, I don’€™t care about that little million. Did I want $10 million? I’€™m always going to put the number high. I could have gotten $8 million from Atlanta and Detroit, but it wasn’€™t about that. It was about being somewhere and being seen and winning.”

Shaq also said that his two-year deal with the Celtics would be his last in the NBA.

Read the whole interview here [3].


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