Shaq made a boo-boo today… apparently getting the practice time wrong and showing up late.
“Today, we only had 11 guys, which sucks,” Rivers said. “It hurts your practice. That means most of your guys are on the floor the entire practice, and that’s not the way to go.”
On O’Neal, Rivers said. “He owes us one, but we’re good. I was going to spank him, but I don’t think I’m going to do that. It may not hurt him. It may hurt me.”
[...] “You get over it,” Rivers said. “Hey, listen, if a guy had a history of something then you deal with it. But when a guy doesn’t have a history of something, it happens. It’s life. You move on. You do whatever you do (with any discipline), I never release that. It’s not a big deal.”
Clearly Doc is letting this slide. Shaq did make it in time for the team plane and he did make the trip to Cleveland. I'm going to assume Shaq's going to have to fork over a little cash for a fine and that'll be the end of it.