Shaquille O'Neal has never exactly gone easy on the Sacramento Kings, regularly referring to the team as the "Sacramento Queens," eliminating them from the playoffs on the way to each of the Lakers' three championships during the Shaq Era and penning this little ditty about Vlade Divac:
But the Kings might be willing to forgive all of that if the Big Diesel can help get the most out of troubled big man DeMarcus Cousins.
According to CBS Sacramento , O'Neal was in Northern California on Wednesday and met with new Kings owners Vivek Ranadive and Mark Mastrov in Menlo Park. Mastrov also happens to be the founder of 24 Hour Fitness, a company that has partnered with Shaq on 10 gyms in Florida and Texas.
The meeting was reportedly to discuss the future Hall of Famer O'Neal mentoring Cousins, who has shown plenty of promise on the court -- averaging 16.3 points and 9.8 rebounds through three NBA seasons -- but whose issues with maturity and authority have held...