"No earthly thing can bother me because I'm at peace with myself," said (Shaquille) O'Neal, who spoke at LSU's Student-Athlete Expectation Seminar. "I have no hard feelings (toward the Lakers). It's a business.
There'll be a lot less of Shaq to haul around on his 7-foot-1 frame this season. He weighs 331 pounds, down from the 355 he weighed when he met with Heat president Pat Riley less than two months ago, which probably is close to what he carried the last few seasons. He's still a little short of his target of 325, but if 331 pounds can look svelte, it does on Shaq.
Isn't that exactly what people thought would happen? Shaq would be pissed at what happened in LA, he'd be motivated, get in shape, and destroy everybody this year? Looks like he's on the right track. I've never really cared for the guy, but I think what the Lakers did was stupid. I hope he sticks it to them in a big way.
Even more important for the Tigers is that this gets them to 3-1 in the conference. With the Big XII down in a big way this year, Mizzou could win enough games to sneak into the tourney even with a less than stellar non-conference resume.