Is It Time for Shaq to Hang It Up?

@vmenard (895)
United States
April 28, 2008 2:16pm CST
Shaq was traded to the Phoenix Suns to help their playoff run. Well, so far it's not working out, the Suns are down 3-1 to the Spurs. It's clear Shaq's best playing days are behind him. Does he have another year in him? His body has taken a beaten and his play has suffered. Basketball fans don't want to see this great player playing way past his prime. Shaq should go out with pride and not limp off the court. He's had a great career and won championships he has nothing else to prove.
4 responses
@ptpzhuan (72)
• China
4 May 08
I think so. Shaq is a player everyone should admire.I think his age and body is not fit for the NBA game now. What he is going to do should be quit with his rings take care of himself. And it's time for him to have his lesure time and enjoy his life with his family!
@vmenard (895)
• United States
4 May 08
I agree the commitment it would take to get his body in shape might be more then he's willing to do at this point. I would hate to see him continue to play and see him become player who is a shell of his former self. He should walk away while he's still considered one of the best centers in the game. Unless of course he commits himself to getting his body in NBA shape during the offseason.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
8 May 08
Yes shaq should lose some weight as hes losing some of his jumping ability to dunk. If he could magicaly hit 80% of his free throws he would still be 1 of the top players in the league. If mutumbo can play as long as he has though than shaq can. He may not be able to accept playing for that long not being as good as he was. No matter what hes 1 of the greatest centers ever.
@allan5d (120)
• Philippines
9 May 08
yes i think so. he was traded to phoenix to show his streghth inside the shaded lane but what did he do? the fire in his eyes to win another ring has already gone. hope he improve next season.
@vmenard (895)
• United States
9 May 08
You wonder how much desire Shaq has to play anymore. He does have his rings and I'm not sure what motivation he has to get his body in shape to perform at the level he once did.
• China
11 May 08
No I don't think so. Shaq IS very strong but he just can't keep his form due to his injury. Next season, with Steve Nash, Shaq can surely compete for his 5th Championship
@danzer (2732)
• Philippines
28 Apr 08
Oh poor shaq. I think that due to economic condition, Shaq will still be in the league for a couple more years before hanging his jerseys for good. He still needs some money to survive. So let's not be so cruel. Anyway, I agree with you that his games are gone down, and the Suns are not seeing the sun rising to their cause. It was a loosing proposition when they traded Marion for Shaq, now they are suffering the consequences.