DMaul, forgive me for saying, but maybe if your head was not up Shaqs [Swearing is not permitted at Clublakers. You must edit this post prior to submitting.] you would be able to see that Shaq is not the player he used to be. Your a moron if you think that KG is overrated, this guy is a legitimate MVP candidate. He has not taken that team out of the 1st round because of the lack of talent around him. If you take the time and analyze the stats along with everything else you would be a idiot not to persue a trade involving Garnett for Shaq. I am looking forward into the future of this team while you are stuck in the past. Could you imagine KG and Kobe on the same team. Those two are playing balls out every night, they want to win everygame, they have that fire inside of them that makes them want to be the best they can be. And Shaq on the other hand is lazy, fat, outa shape, etc.
I figured that I would also give you a head to head comparison on KG and Shaq.
On paper Garnett is arguably a better player. And what the stats dont show is the intangables that cannot be measured by stats. Hustle, work ethic, determination, hunger etc. And these intangables are what make this a good trade for the Lakers of the future, KOBES team needs a player like Garnett not a overweight, crybaby like Shaq. And even though Garnett is currently making more than Shaq, I am certain that he would take a small cut to get on a championship team. On the otherhand Shaq has won the rings and all that is driving him now is the almighty dollar, he wants 30mil a year In my opinion that is too much to pay for Shaq in his condition.