Monday , Dec , 20 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Jermaine O’Neal: I want to retire a Pacer

Jermaine O’Neal appears to be nearing the end of his career and told Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star that he wants to retire as a member of the Pacers.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Jermaine O’Neal and the Indiana Pacers will be forever linked. A stud post and franchise connected at the hip.

After spending several seasons chained to the bench in Portland, O’Neal became an All-Star and MVP candidate in Indiana.

Simply put, he was The Man. And if a certain forward doesn’t jump into the stands in Detroit, perhaps Indiana wins that elusive championship.

So when O’Neal calls it a career, Indiana should sign him to a one-day contract. And their favourite son would get to call it a day with the organization he loves.

The only thing more fitting and appropriate would have been if these two won a championship together.

–Oly Sandor.

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