"This is your opinion, it isn’t a fact."
So its my opinion that everyone should try to perform to the best of their ability?
"He will get the money regardless, that’s the reality of his contract."
No fucking shit, this thread is not about whether he will get paid or not, its about him not giving his all
"LOL, I work for a successful business, my boss expects us to do well and we do, but he doesn’t crack the whip. I know bosses that are slave drivers and lose workers all the time because they push people too hard."
Its not about a boss cracking the whip or being a slave driving, its about self worth and doing everything possible to help your team win. Shaq has not done that for many years
"The key is balance. There is such a thing as too little and also such a thing as too much."
You really are having a hard time understand this, there is no balance when you are not in the best shape possible. Working out 8 hours a day would be maybe over duing, to where as 2 hours would be under doing. There is no balance with being in the best shape possible.
"The kids in Russia getting shot upset me, that was innocent lives lost. You can’t compare that to a stupid game. If you are upset with society, I guess this is something you have to deal with. Things are the way they are."
Its was a comaprison of how it doesn't directly affect us here, the same way shaq doesn't directly affect us either
"You’re right, we’re talking about hoops. I don’t take this stuff home either."
we are talking about hoop, but we are also talking about someone's profession and supposed passion in life, he has not given all he has
"I agree with you. Everyone has a character flaw. Me. You. Shaq. No one is exempt."
Yes we do all have character flaws but mine do not affect 12 other peers, a coaching staff and a whole organization that has paid me millions to a job I agreed to do to the best of my ability. By shaq not being in the best shape he has affected others lives, guys like Fox, Fisher, etc. If he had been in top shape maybe they would have won another 1 or 2 rings and those guys would still be with the lakers.
And if my flaws are hurting others around I do my best to fix them or find common ground with those people, shaq did not do that
"Business is about the bottom line. 3 championships in five years is the bottom line. Having a marquee player to fill the seats (profit) is the bottom line. There are plenty of guys in better shape than Shaq with no rings."
Wrong business is the bottom line for man's efforts, you are talking about the Lakers as a business, this thread is a player that gave less than he had and did the minimum to get by, that makes him a piece of shit. The money was already taken care for Shaq, it has a been a matter of how much effort he wanted to put in and by him getting into shape now after years of fucking off shows what type of person he is
"Shaq is a ballplayer, not a bodybuilder. Even when he is out of shape he performs better than most people. His job is to play ball and try to win games. He has done a pretty good job a this."
Is this really how you look at life? Is this the type of shit you rattle off to your kids? HE HAS DONE A PRETTY GOOD JOB? HE PERFORMS BETTER THAN MOST? Thats complete horse shit. The fact is he could have done a lot better job and at the very least we wont know how much better because he wasn't in the best shape. His job is to play basketball and to try and win games, his job also is to be in top shape and work on his game to become better, That is in is contract.