revgen wrote:1) Shaq wanted 30 million a year for 5 years. Buss offered 30 million for 3 years or 20 million for 5 years. Shaq thumbed his nose and felt "disrespected". Nevermind that Miami signed him to the same 20 million/5 year deal Buss offered him.
2) Shaq shouted "where's my money" during a preseason game to Jerry.
3) Shaq and Kobe weren't getting along anyway.
4) Shaq was getting old too, and didn't have much time left.
5) Shaq consistently coasted through the regular season
6) Shaq waited until the end of summer to take care of health issues (on Company time)
7) Shaq came into to training camp out of shape (often)
8) (as stated earlier)......... Shaq yelled at Dr Buss during a preseason game "Pay me my money"
9) Shaq wanted money but Shaq wanted Kobe gone more