Alex Kennedy: Here is @SHAQ breaking down why he'd stay in New Orleans for financial reasons if he was Anthony Davis: Shaquille O'Neal on Anthony Davis: "If he stays home, he gets $240 [million]. If he leaves, he gets $209 [million]. I'm not giving up that $31 million for anybody. What I would try to do is keep that and now I'm the man. Now, I got to recruit LeBron to come play with me, I got to recruit Kyrie to come play with me.
Because $240 [million] in Louisiana will go way further than $240 [million] in L.A. Trust me! I know this for a fact. Let me give you some simple math. I used to get my checks upfront. I was making $100 [million] over five, which was $20 million a year. When I got my check, it was $10.9 [million]. So FICA and all them people, whoever they are, took $9.1 million from my checks. So his $209 [million] in L.A is really, what, $104.5 [million] or something like that? But he's his own man. I'm sure he wants to win. He gave them 7 years and it's not working, so he probably wants to do something else. But that's what I would do."