Face It Cleveland, Shaq Will Not Win a Ring For The King

Eric YarmolukCorrespondent INovember 13, 2009

CLEVELAND - OCTOBER 27:  Shaquille O'Neal #33 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks back during the game against the Boston Celtics on October 27, 2009 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Celtics won 95-89.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Sure, in the off-season, you Cavs thought you made the biggest move in the NBA picking up Shaq. But fact of the matter is, the Suns are who got the better deal here.

The whole LeBron and Shaq looks great on paper, but how well does it really look on the court? Well with the first few weeks down, we have already seen the flaws of having Shaq on the team.

Shaq right now is averaging around 11 points per game, and he is much slower that what he use to be. Also he is not very reliable on the health situation either. I guarantee somewhere down the road in the season, he will get hurt, and be out for a few weeks.

Also with Shaq in the Cavs lineup, it slows them down big time. With all the run and gun players on this team, such as Delonte West, Mo Williams, and of course LeBron, having Shaq on the court pulls them into the half court offense, which they don't run very well.

Also, what is Mike Brown thinking bringing in Shaq and Ilgauskas on the court at the same time? Possibly the worst move he could ever make, that just makes the offense slow as can be. Having the two towers in there, will not help at all, even on defense.

The Cavs specifically brought Shaq in to take on Dwight Howard on the Orlando Magic. But the new "Superman" is much younger, and more athletic than Shaq, and will lead the magic farther than what Shaq will lead the Cavs. Sure Shaq got Dwight in foul trouble early on their last meeting, but the season is young, and just like everyone else has done, they will find a way to stop shaq. Heck, all you have to do is get him 10 feet away from the basket, and he is no threat at all.

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But the big thing is, the Cavs are mainly focused on Orlando, but have forgotten about Boston. It seems right now in the early going, Boston is a bigger threat to the Cavs than Orlando is.

If Garnett, Pierce, and Allen can stay healthy, with Rasheed coming off the bench, the Celtics are a championship team this year. There is no way Shaq will be able to slow down Garnett and Rasheed with their ability go shoot outside of the paint.

On the other hand, I hate to break it to you Cleveland fans, but 2010 is next year. This is your last chance to win a ring for a long time. Because when it's all said and done at the end of the season, if LeBron doesn't win a championship, he is leaving Cleveland. Somewhere where he can have a better team, and get a lot more money. OR there has also been talks of LeBron and Wade teaming up, and I am sure he would definitely jump on that.

So sorry to say it Cleveland, but looks like this is your last chance to win the championship, and see the famous LeBron in a Cavs uniform. Oh how exciting 2010 will be in the NBA.

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