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Breaking: Insider Reveals Shaquille O’Neal’s Trade Demand to Dallas Mavericks!

Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal nearly joined the Dallas Mavericks instead of the Miami Heat after his stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to a recent revelation.

In 1996, O’Neal signed a historic seven-year, $120 million contract with the Lakers and played a crucial role in the United States’ Dream Team winning gold at the Atlanta Olympics. Throughout the late 1990s, he earned numerous accolades, including All-NBA Team selections, and was named NBA MVP in 2000.

After signing a three-year, $88.5 million contract extension, O’Neal helped lead the Lakers to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002. However, growing discontent with team management and conflicts with Kobe Bryant led to his trade to the Miami Heat in 2004.

In just his second season with the Heat, O’Neal won a championship alongside Dwyane Wade. However, he nearly joined Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks after his time in Los Angeles. This information was shared by O’Neal in a video posted by NBA Central on X.

Following his championship win with the Heat, O’Neal played for several teams, including the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Phoenix Suns, before retiring in 2011. Over his career, he averaged 23.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game.

Had O’Neal’s trade to Dallas gone through, it could have significantly altered the course of his career and that of Nowitzki. Nonetheless, O’Neal found success in Miami with Wade, adding another championship to his illustrious career.

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