Sunday, November 23, 2008

Today's Oden Wisdom: Shanghaied by Shaq

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It doesn't really matter who got the best of the Shaq vs. Oden matchup; what matters is that the Suns won their 11th-straight against the Trail Blazers. At this point in their maturation, the Trail Blazers still have to play their absolute best to beat good teams on the road. That didn't happen last night.

No quotes from Oden after last night's loss, but you knew the Big Aristotle was going to have a thing to two to say about the matchup. When asked about playing against Oden, Shaq noted that ...
"I’m the shogun. And before you get to the shogun, you’ve got to go through a lot of ninjas. He has to go through Dwight Howard and Yao Ming and by that time, I’ll be out of here.”
Can't argue with Shaq about that.

3 comments:

BRoyFTW said...

Shaq is intimidated by Oden. A guy with that big of an ego can't even entertain the idea of someone else taking his spot. You can tell Amare doesn't like it either. Oden will be fine. More playing time, can't wait till Nate starts him. He needs more minutes. He needs to show more effort out there. It will come with conditioning.

Leif said...

I think oden gave shaq too much respect and room to move.
He need to man up on shaq and use some of that power, it was like he vanished every time shaq was around....
GO BLAZERS!!!

Tom said...

That lady between Oden's crotch and Shaq's butt is kind of cute.