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Old 05-17-2011, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jermaine O誰eal will be grabbing rebounds next year. The only question is if he値l be battling 7-footers as the Celtics [team stats] center or if he値l be chasing down the errant shots of his 4-year-old son, Jermaine Jr.

O誰eal wasn稚 prepared to make a decision about his future immediately after the Celtics were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by the Miami Heat on Wednesday. But O誰eal indicated the desire to spend more time with his family he also has an 11-year-old daughter, Asjia makes retirement a possibility.

的 have a little boy that痴 a sponge right now and he痴 looking for more and more time from me, O誰eal said. 擢ifteen years (in the NBA), I知 32 years old. That痴 half my life.

典he most important thing for me right now is my family and my kids. Basketball has dominated so much of my life for so long that I have to really take an honest look. Now, every time I leave the house my son is asking when I知 coming back. When I call home, it痴, 糎hen am I coming back? My daughter has been forgiving of it, but it may be time. I don稚 know. I don稚 want to suffer when I知 45.

O誰eal has put his body through the ringer in 976 career games. Since entering the league out of high school in 1996, the six-time All Star has been plagued by injuries.

This season, O誰eal missed 58 games with left knee and left wrist injuries. He痴 confident he値l return to full health over the summer, but isn稚 sure he痴 ready for the grind of another season.

添our body tends to tell you what time it is, O誰eal said. 的 missed so much of this year, it would be inappropriate for me to even make a decision. Not when it痴 an emotional decision. I知 going to take a couple days off and stay on the program with our strength-and-conditioning guy and stick around Boston for another month and then gauge it after the month is over and see where the collective bargaining agreement is going.
Jermaine O’Neal’s future choice a family affair - BostonHerald.com
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I feel bad for him. One of my favourite players in his prime. Not scared of anyone. Still got his Toronto jersey, thought he was gunna be huge. He should retire and not risk hurting his knees or his legacy anymore. Should be with his family, sucks having to hear that about his son.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like the guy an all, but its totally the right move, hes just going to have more injury problems and partly ruin his legacy even more.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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What legacy? Besides a few good years in Indiana I don't recall him doing much.
Not hating, just saying.

As for his son, if he's used to his dad never being home, he may unconsciously repeat that behavior with his family. Time to go home, Jermaine.
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What legacy? Besides a few good years in Indiana I don't recall him doing much.
Not hating, just saying.

As for his son, if he's used to his dad never being home, he may unconsciously repeat that behavior with his family. Time to go home, Jermaine.
Yeah, maybe saying legacy was a bit too far.

But I still considered him one of the best big men in the league during the time he was in his prime. I also liked his swag.

6 straight years of 20 and 10.

6 straight years on the all-star team.

All-NBA 3 times.

Most improved player award.

Pretty damn good.


That might be worthy of a retired number however in the Pacers arena.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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watching the celtics series early against the knicks, they were saying JO worked with Grover, is conditioning better, blah blah

we all heard this talk before when he first joined the raptors, all they kept talking about, the only benefit was Andrea working with him in the off season whiched help Andreas game develop

but if he still having hte same issues he did before he even came to the Raptors about injuries i htink its time for him to move on and retire, one thing though I think he could be very helpful as a big man coach
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