Cavs vs. Magic, Game 8
That wasn't the reason he was inactive, however. It's not known what occurred.
He spoke to AOL Fanhouse before the game, but the quotes didn't make much sense.
SHAQ QUESTIONED - Cavs center Shaquille O'Neal's manhood was questioned in a story by Tim Povtak in AOL Fanhouse. He predicted Magic center Dwight Howard would make mince meat out of Shaq. That was a little harsh, wasn't it?
Shaq played Howard to a draw, in my opinion. Shaq had 10 points, four rebounds and two blocks. Howard had 11 points, seven rebounds and one block.
Afterward, Magic coach Stan Van Gundy criticized Howard's recent play.
A.I. ANYONE? - There's an interesting column in the Washington Post by Michael Wilbon today that suggests that maybe Allen Iverson is the answer for the Cavs.
Believe me, that's the last guy you'd want on this team.
STATE OF TEXAS - Gibson had his barber carve the state of Texas in the side of his head. Maybe he should pick a smaller state, like Rhode Island.
Cavs (5-3) 102, Magic (6-3) 93
Nov. 11, 2009, at Amway Arena
PROJECTED STARTING LINEUPS
F LeBron James
F J.J. Hickson
C Shaquille O'Neal
G Mo Williams
G Anthony Parker
F Mickael Pietrus
F Brandon Bass
C Dwight Howard
G Jameer Nelson
G Vince Carter
Officials - Dan Crawford, Cortney Kirkland, Gary Zielinski
Cavs - Delonte West, Jawad Williams, Leon Powe
Magic - Adonal Foyle, Ryan Anderson