Mitch Kupchak 'a Little Surprised' by Shaq's Ownership

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Mitch Kupchak 'a Little Surprised' by Shaq's Ownership
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The smirk on Mitch Kupchak's face widened at the mere mention of his name. Safe to say Kupchak's admission that “it's a little surprising” that Shaquille O'Neal became a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings seems a bit understated. That's because O'Neal spent part of his eight years with the Lakers dismissively calling the Sacramento franchise the “Queens” before eliminating them from the 2000 to 2002 NBA playoffs en route to three championships.

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