Originally Posted by traditionone
Dallas wouldn't have given up Dirk and Phoenix wouldn't have given up Amare. I know I wouldn't have.
Shaq asking for $30 million a year didn't help the situation either. Even the $20 million over 5 years he got from Miami is high. That alone is enough justification to trade Shaq. No way I would pay a guy that kind of money, the $30 million, if he asked for it. That plus the Kobe contract would've eaten up the Lakers' entire cap.
You realize this was years ago right? When Shaq was still dominating, Dirk was chilling around the perimeter, and Amare was only showing flashes? I'm pretty sure both DAL and PHX we're talking about throwing in more as well. (PHX I believe was going to do something with Marion too).