Shaq reveals he never wanted to leave Los Angeles

Shaq reveals he never wanted to leave Los Angeles

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After 11 long years since Shaquille O’Neal left Los Angeles, the retired center revealed his feelings about Los Angeles and how it all panned out.  Shaq is now 43 years old and has grown up quite a bit.  After all the animosity with the media back in his Lakers days, he finally opens up.

“I remember a few things, but I don’t remember going on TV saying I want to be traded. That right there was a bold move,”

“Geez, I don’t believe I did that one.”

—The Big Podcast with Shaq

Shaq reveals that he wished he could have handled things properly back when he was younger.  He also revealed on a podcast with Kobe Bryant that moving to the Miami Heat was a choice purely of business and not one that was basketball related.  Lastly, Shaq says that he did not want to leave LA, but it was out of his control.

“I definitely did not want to leave LA,”

“But that’s how you talk when you are in business and you think you are in control.”

—The Big Podcast with Shaq