Wednesday , Apr , 08 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Shaq Reportedly Wants to Play for Mark Cuban

They’re already working on nicknames for Shaquille O’Neal in Dallas.

The Big Texan?

The Big Shaq-adillo?

The Big D-sel?

OK, maybe they’re jumping the gun a bit, but speculation is ramping up that O’Neal is angling to be moved to the Dallas Mavericks in the off-season. reported Wednesday that O’Neal is telling friends he wants Mavericks owner Mark Cuban to make it happen.

The report quotes an un-named "mutual friend" of Shaq and Cuban who said O’Neal is making no secret of his desire privately and that after the season "it won’t be private anymore."