Shaquille O'Neal has been traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
He will join LeBron James in the Cavaliers elusive pursuit of an NBA Title.
The Cavs were eliminated by the Orlando Magic in the NBA Eastern Conference Final this past season. Two years ago, the Cavs made the NBA Final only to be swept by the San Antonio Spurs.
The Cavs are perceived as a one horse team. The addition of Shaq changes that.
Yes, Shaq is 37 but he had a good season with the Suns despite missing the NBA playoffs.
Shaq is hungry for one more NBA Championship. He won three with the Los Angeles Lakers and one with the Miami Heat. Somehow I think he'll get along a lot better with LeBron than he did with Kobe Bryant. The marketing opportunities for LeBron and Shaq must be making advertisers foam at the mouth. Perhaps Shaq can persuade LeBron to do a commercial with his new buddy Ben Stein.
The 2009-10 season will be the last year of LeBron's contract with the Cavaliers. It is widely believed that LeBron will be New York bound. And this might be Shaq's last chance at NBA gold. So next year it's the NBA Title or bust for the Cavs.