Sometimes Christmas comes early my friends. Yesterday news came out that Shaq is going to be interviewing for the Orlando Magic’s General Manager position.
So obviously this can’t realistically happen, and there is no way this story is true. It just can’t be. In my opinion, Shaq was one of the biggest locker room cancers/distractions of the last generation of players, and it’s not possible that a team could be dumb enough to hire him as a GM. This is a guy who could barely handle sitting at the TNT desk and cracking jokes for an hour with Chuck and Jet. This is a guy who mailed it in the last quarter of his career. I just refuse to believe. Although I kind of hate the Orlando Magic, so maybe it happening would be the greatest thing ever. I can’t decide.
However, if this interview does happen, please expect plenty of jokes form I GO HARD NOW. If he gets hired? We might just change the name of the blog and devote it to what fools the Orlando Magic are.
In the meantime, please accept the next three links and this morning’s Morning Hardwood.
Sources – Shaq, Magic to Discuss GM (from ESPN.com)
Please, let’s not forget Chris Broussard started this story, so we need to take it at face value.
Poll: Would you Accept Shaq as Magic GM? (from the Orlando Sentinel)
As of post time, this poll was running about 50/50. There HAS to be another poll on the site that says “YOU ARE KIDDING ME, RIGHT?!?”
The Notion of Shaq as GM (from True Hoop)
ESPN’s Marc Stein basically says this national nightmare for Orlando Magic fans may be nothing more than a favor. HOWEVER, the Magic are really after Doc Rivers. Over Boston fans’ bodies!