Shaq Wants To Own An NBA Team In New Jersey
With Mikhail Prokhorov and Jay-Z moving the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn, there will suddenly be no NBA team based in the great state of New Jersey. Many residents in New Jersey feel a certain way about this and one its the bigger residents, would like to capitalize on the opportunity.
Since being retired, Shaq hasn’t left the public eye — and it looks like he doesn’t intend on doing so anytime soon. In an interview with the New York Times, he revealed his intentions to own an NBA team:
I’m looking forward to bringing a team to Newark. I haven’t spoken to Mayor Booker about it yet, but I’m working on it. I know Newark can support an N.B.A. team. And I’m going to be one of the guys that’s going to bring a team there.
Shaq was born in Newark, New Jersey and that’s his hometown so I’m sure he will do everything possible to get an NBA team there. Personally, I wouldn’t doubt Shaq — he has a way of making unusual things happen. For example, who knew that one of Shaq’s albums went platinum? Shoulder shrug.
Personally, I feel that Shaq will make this happen. Give him about 8-10 years and he might get a hold of an NBA team and move it to Newark. I’m sure as an owner, his players would love him if he didn’t make them work out.
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