Many in the Message Board community certain know who Johnny See is. Here is an e-mail Johnny sent to J.A. Adande, writer for the LA TIMES. Following is more takes from fans who aren't sad to see Shaq out of the playoffs.....................
".... if he had that attitude in LA, he'd still be here, but as you well know, Mr. "I got hurt on company time, I'll heal on company time" was a fat slob who refused to show up in any kind of condition the last few years of his tenure as a Laker while demanding an extension that would have locked the Lakers up, salary-cap-wise, and prevented them from upgrading the team in any significant way till he retired. And if you weren't the Kobe-hating racist hack you are, you'd have figured that out, Adande. Here's a suggestion - move to Miami where you can get paid to kiss Shaq's expanding ass and make excuses for him all you want, or at least till such time as he demands a trade out of there after Wade gets the extension he covets for himself. You've hitched your wagon to a loser whose career, for all intents and purposes, was over two years ago. You're just too stupid to know it. Thank god Buss wasn't."
Shaq's post game comments deserve repeating. "Nobody thought we could do it". First off big fella, this was probably one of the rare times when the defending champs were the underdogs, there were tons of people who though you could do it. Not to mention a guy who got traded to Miami this season and in his welcoming parade said that the heat will win the championship this year, oh wait - it was you. "You must learn to fail before you learn to succeed". Hate to break this to you big man, but you've failed nine times already. I don't know, but anyone gets taught something nine times should have a pretty good grasp of it by now. The most dominant ever? Maybe so, but you aren't the most dominant winner. Up 3 games to 2 the Heat were in a great position to go to the Finals, 1 dominant performance from Shaqand the Heat are there. They couldn't even get that. In not one game did Shaq have over 12 boards or over 30 points. In not one game! They said this was his best game of the series and it wasn't even a double double! I'm sorry, but when your the only Hall of Fame big man on the court you can't go out there and dominate, that embarrassing.
-YANNIIS KI am just giddy over the Pistons beating Shaq and Co....LOL. From what I saw, can't comment on the first half since I was at work, the officiating seemed decent.. ok, there were a couple times I went pfft.. but over all I am fine with it. I do have to give credit to the Heat for staying in the game, they had me biting my nails there a few times, but the Pistons also didn't lose control. My man Wallace .. oh, words can't express how happy I was to see him make those free throws...lol. Damn fine job taking it home in front of the Heats fans. ;) -FINE ASSET