"The 40-year-old retired NBA center received the invitation this past August during a visit to Monterrey, where he did some social work at a community center for youth in wheelchairs.
No deal is in place, but Ganem spoke with OíNeal by phone in an attempt to convince him to return to action, and the team expects a response from OíNeal next week. Ganem noted that OíNealís availability will depend, in large part, upon his schedule as analyst for TNTís Inside the NBA.
Fuerza Regia has distinguished itself for attention-grabbing contracts in the past. The team brought in Dennis Rodman in 2004 for two games and 7 foot, 9-inch player Sun Ming Ming, of China. The season started Sept. 4."