April 14, 2024

Shaq Serious About MMA?

It seems there might be some merit to the rumors that Shaquille O’Neal wants to take on Korean MMA fighter Hong-Man Choi based on this video of Shaq training. Choi is the 7-foot-2, 330-pound beast that beat the ever living will out of Jose Canseco a few weeks back. I can imagine the Suns would love for O’Neal to step in the ring since I’m sure it is a violation of his contract and we all know Phoenix is doing anything they can to unload his huuuuggggeee contract.

Yao To Phoenix Might Make Sense

Poor Yao Ming is again done for the season due to an injury to his 7’6 frame. Yao has now played six seasons in the NBA and outside of his first year he hasn’t had a complete season. Ming played in 80 games in his second year, 57 in third, 48 in fourth, 55 in fifth and 77 games this year before breaking his foot in Game 3 against the Lakers last week.

So why are we proposing Yao to the Suns you might ask? Well, they must have the best trainers in the NBA if not in all of professional sports. This season Grant Hill played the entire regular season and Hill has never once played a full 82-game season until this year. This by itself is an absolute miracle that Hill who quite possibly might have the weakest ankle ever was able to get through an entire season. Secondly, Shaq Diesel played in 75 games this year which is the most Kazaam has played in since he played in 79 games for LA back in the 2000 season.

I’m not sure how the Suns could pull this trade off, but an idea might be Yao and McGrady for Amare Stoudemire, Leandro Barbosa and Matt Barnes. The bottom line is Yao is extremely talented and if he could only stay healthy he could definitely take a team to a world title.

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