Money, money, money by Shaquille O'Neal

by Julie
(Christchurch, New Zealand)

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My favorite basketball quote is this -


"I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok."

--Shaquille O'Neal.

It doesn't say a lot about the game as such but it really says it all.

In this day and age basketball is all about the stars and the promotional opportunities and the money. And no longer about the sport and the skill and the pleasure that it still manages to give to its many millions of fans and players worldwide.

Pretty sad reflection of our times.

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Nov 28, 2007
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Shaq sums up today's NBA
by: Joe Waters - webmaster

Unfortunately, Julie, you've hit the nail on the head with this basketball quote.

The NBA, almost all professional sports for that matter, has become diluted with basketball players who are more concerned with contracts, endorsements, fancy cars and mansions more than actually playing the game.

This quote by Shaquille O'Neal kind of sums up the modern day NBA.

There's still a lot of talent in the NBA, and many wonderful guys that aren't obsessed with money, but the overall focus has shifted from playing for the love of the game to playing for money.

Love it or hate it...that's what the modern day NBA is and will continue to be.

Thanks for the great basketball quote Julie!

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