Riley suggests Shaq should be given All-Star role; O'Neal disagrees
MIAMI -- Hours after Miami Heat coach Pat Riley said he still believes Shaquille O'Neal deserves an All-Star Game role, a differing opinion was heard.
It was from O'Neal himself.
"As the general of this squad, I wouldn't deserve to be an All-Star," O'Neal said Friday evening. "And if they gave me the spot, I wouldn't take it, because I don't want to be given anything."
So with that, O'Neal's record-tying streak of 14 consecutive All-Star selections ends.