Shaq On OKC
Shaquille O’Neal and the Phoenix Suns are in town for tomorrow’s game agaisnt the Thunder. Shaq made an appearance tonight at a Feed The Children event at a northwest Oklahoma City church and gave his opinion on the Thunder.
O’Neal steered clear of elaborating on comments he made in March to a Seattle columnist that quoted him as saying the potential relocation of the Sonics was “dumb” and “stupid” and Oklahoma City “should have to wait from the bottom like everybody else.”
“I was instructed by a guy from Seattle to say that,” O’Neal said when a reporter asked about the comments. ”I can’t tell you (who). But the Oklahoma City fans are very, very rowdy fans. They’re into their sports. It’s a tough place to play. Seattle had the franchise for a while but it didn’t work out. Now Oklahoma has it. And I wish the city and I wish the franchise well.”
When asked his opinion of the Thunder, O’Neal said: “They’re a very young energetic team. They’ve got a lot of great young, exciting players. They just have to keep playing together. You must first learn to fail before you succeed. They’ve been failing a lot of years. So one of these years they’ll be a force to be reckoned with.”
Message Sent Successfully
Be Sure to Check Out Our Top Headlines
- 90799Read live updates from the May 20 Moore tornado
- 38051Oklahoma devastated by second round of twisters
- 13823Oklahoma City tornado so large, may not be recognized, officials say
- 12196Several kids pulled out of Oklahoma school rubble alive
- 11468How to help tornado victims
- 10241At least 51 die in Oklahoma tornado, official says
- 7786Tornado in Oklahoma City suburb causes destruction
- 6362Oklahoma State football: Limiting Wes Lunt's transfer options makes Mike Gundy look bad
- 6064Oklahoma weather: Crews work to clear storm damage in Oklahoma City as the state braces for severe weather Sunday.
- 5720Police: School near OKC directly hit by tornado
Back to share with a friend form.
Add More Recipients