Memo To Miami Heat’s Ricky Davis: Get Shaquille O’Neal The Ball, Get New Contract
Truer words have never been spoken by the Diesel. Playing with Shaq can be a financially rewarding experience-just ask journeyman Damon Jones, who inked a four year, 16 million dollar contract after spending one season in Miami. Davis, in the final year of his contract, is set to cash-in as the third option in South Beach. All Slick Rick has to do, in the words of Keyshawn Johnson, is get Shaq the damn ball …
Shaquille O’Neal is making promises to new teammate Ricky Davis:
‘I already called him (Davis) on the phone and told him, ‘You get me the ball and I’m going to get you a new contract,’ ” O’Neal said. ( Miami Herald)
My Quick Take: Truer words have never been spoken by the Diesel. Playing with Shaq can be a financially rewarding experience-just ask journeyman Damon Jones, who inked a four year, 16 million dollar contract after spending one season in
#5) Jason Kapono
Time With Shaq: two seasons, 2005-2007.
The Payoff: With defenses collapsing on Shaq, Kapono set-up shop beyond the arc and led the NBA in three-point shooting last year. Over the summer, Kapono left
#4) Tyronn Lue
Time With Shaq: three seasons, 1998-2001.
The Payoff: Lue, a back-up point guard, translated his run with Shaq into a ten million dollar contract. The speedy point guard is currently buried on
#3) Mark Madsen
Time With Shaq: three seasons, 2000-2003.
The Payoff: Known for single-handedly proving white men can’t dance; Madsen left
#2) Brain Shaw
Time With Shaq: seven seasons, 1995-1997 & 1999-2003.
The Payoff: Shaw, a nice player, extended the backend of his career by forging a bond with Shaq. The two even had a special play-an alley-oop called the Shaw-Shaq redemption.
#1) Damon Jones
Time With Shaq: one season, 2004-05.
The Payoff: Jones departed
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