Saturday, December 16, 2000

Now, here's an athlete who's a real role model. Yesterday, Shaquille O'Neal was absent from the Lakers' win over the Vancouver Grizzlies (at STAPLES Center) so that he could attend graduation at Louisiana State University. Considering the recent news of baseball players getting contracts worth a quarter of a billion dollars to play for not very good teams, it's nice to know that The Big Aristotle would focus on completing his education. For all his talent and athletic skills, Kobe Bryant could learn a thing or two about trying to complete the collegiate level while at the same time making Jordanesque performances in NBA games. I give Shaq props for getting his degree... Now the only thing he has to do is play well enough to earn that second NBA title next spring.