Shaq’s advice for Lakers: I would make Klay Thompson the highest-paid player in team history

Shaquille O'Neal's advice: Recruit Klay Thompson to be 'highest-paid Laker in history'

Shaquille O’Neal, during his “The Big Podcast with Shaq”, discussed how he would approach the 2019 Free agency if he was the Los Angeles Lakers president.

Per usa Today, “I’ll be like, ‘Klay, your contract is coming up. KD’s contract is coming up. Lots of guys’contracts are coming up. They can’t pay you what we can pay you. You will be the highest-paid Laker in Laker history. One, I want you to come play with LeBron, and we want to get this thing cracking again. We want you to come live in LA.’
“So, I’m going to call Klay, myself, ‘I’m going to make you the highest-paid Laker in Laker history. Shaq didn’t make this much, Kobe didn’t make this much, Magic didn’t make this much, LeBron doesn’t make this much. We want to help build a team out here with LeBron. What do you say?’Because if Klay’s going to win this year, he has four. But guess what? Klay’s not the man, he can come to LA and be the man.”
Shaq also detailed second and third options in which he’d attempt to lure the Charlotte Hornets’Kemba Walker and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis to Hollywood.

Source: USA Today.

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