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.