Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby Kobe8Fan on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:02 am

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Sam Amick, USA TODAY Sports

Shaquille O'Neal — "Dr. O'Neal," if you ask him — is hoping to help cure the Sacramento Kings.

As the Kings continue their image makeover that was sparked by the late May sale of the team to Vivek Ranadive, they have made a big and bold move by adding O'Neal as a minority owner. The TNT analyst once gleaned pleasure in deriding the Kings, whom he owned in a very different way when his Lakers thrice knocked their rival out of the playoffs en route to titles in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Now his joy will come from seeing one of the league's worst-performing franchises turn things around.

His involvement will begin in earnest today, as O'Neal — who jokingly referred to himself as "Dr. O'Neal" throughout a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports — plans to meet with Kings players and coaches in Sacramento before having dinner with franchise centerpiece and new protégé DeMarcus Cousins.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nb ... l/2854021/

Shaq continues to get on teams that Lakers fans hate and consider rivals. Heat, Cavs, Celtics and now Kings. At least he isn't working for the Maloofs.
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby Basketball Fan on Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:31 am

If I were a Kings fan I would be so upset they sold it to Shaq of all people

That's like letting Jordan have a minority ownership on the Cavs.
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby Weezy on Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:22 am

WTF? Take his jersey down from the staples center wall immediately. :disagree: :mhihi:
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Postby dj vitus on Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:34 am

Or how about Paul Pierce being a minority owner of the Lakers? :man13: :man10:
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby pound4pound1 on Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:35 am

this is too funny...he really should change their names now to the Queens
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby LooN3y on Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:22 pm

Weezy wrote:WTF? Take his jersey down from the staples center wall immediately. :disagree: :mhihi:




lol i think its more of an insult to sac town,


HOW ARE THEY GONNA SELL A PART OF THEIR OWNERSHIP to someone that called them the SACROMENTO QUEENS

lmfao.

but hey, its not like any worthy franchise is going to let some small time multimillion dollar nba player into the game.
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby gcclaker on Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:59 pm

It's just bidniz. If a Laker share was available, The Big Investor would jump on it like it was Deluxe Pizza.
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby BDG on Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:31 pm

LOL

If he becomes majority he can change their name to the Queens.
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby 432J on Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:24 pm

:man10:

this is hilarious. the joke is definitely on the kings fans. the guy who called them the queens and called sacramento a "cow town" now owns part of the team. i love it
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby Battle Tested20 on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:40 am

:man10:

You could have given me any amount of money in the early 2000's and I would have never in a million years thought SHAQ would someday be a minority owner of the team he once called Sacramento Queens.
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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby Frank Dux on Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:51 pm

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Re: Shaq Buys Minority Stake In Sacramento Kings

Postby Rooscooter on Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:10 pm

While it's funny in some respects I'd say it's a shaky investment at best. That team is not really a financial powerhouse. My guess is that this is some sort of bone to get him to mentor Cousins.... who is beyond help IMO... but shares in the franchise is probably what's needed to get someone to try.
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