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Jermaine O'Neal
Jermaine O'Neal
Position: -
Born: 10/13/78
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:242 lbs. / 109.8 kg.
Earnings: $168,794,021 ($218,134,003*)

Tracy McGrady, Jermaine O'Neal to start agency

That contact is about to become more frequent. McGrady and O’Neal, who have 13 N.B.A. All-Star appearances between them, said in a phone interview that they plan to open a player representation agency this fall. They will call it Seven1 Sports Group and Entertainment. The name is a mash-up of their jersey numbers from careers that propelled McGrady to induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017 and enabled O’Neal to play for seven teams across 18 seasons and sign player contracts worth more than $150 million. If successful, they would become the most prominent players in N.B.A. history to enter the highly competitive and hard-to-break-into agent business.
McGrady said he would serve as a co-owner and adviser to players and most likely step away from the broadcasting role he has had the past four and a half seasons with ESPN. O’Neal intends to take the National Basketball Players Association test in January to become a registered N.B.A. agent and hold partner status alongside McGrady. “Make no mistake,” O’Neal said, “this is very personal.”
Whitsitt: When Jermaine was a free agent, I was able to get him to re-sign. And I did make a commitment that if he didn’t get a fair shake … I’d try to move [him] somewhere where [he] could get some playing time. Dunleavy: I have Arvydas Sabonis, Rasheed Wallace and Brian Grant—three guys that are right there, as far as All-Stars in this league. And I’m expected to win every single game. Whitsitt: For whatever reason, Mike did not like Jermaine and just didn’t want to play him, didn’t want to develop him. He had some personality issues with him. Pippen: At some point, I saw where he broke Jermaine’s spirit.
The Blazers, though combustible, were talented and ridiculously deep, with five current or future All-Stars—Scottie Pippen, Rasheed Wallace, Steve Smith, Detlef Schrempf and Jermaine O’Neal—plus potent offensive players like Damon Stoudamire and Bonzi Wells. It was arguably the strongest team the Lakers faced in their three-peat—and one of the best ever to miss the Finals. “It’s probably the best team I’ve ever faced playing basketball, period,” says Robert Horry, who won seven championships in his 16-year career, including three with the Lakers. “They were the toughest team,” Shaq says, “and they were the only team that wasn’t scared of us.”