Orlando Magic, Shaq To Discuss GM Opening?

On NBA Countdown Wednesday, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reported the Magic could talk to Shaquille O’Neal about their vacant General Manager position next week.

ESPN’s Marc Stein followed that up with a tweet.

No one seriously thinks this will happen, do they?

Update: ESPN now has a link and there is one extremely interesting point.

O’Neal, who played for the Magic from 1992 to 1996 and led the club to the NBA Finals in 1995, has verbally sparred with Howard over his use of the “Superman” nickname that O’Neal popularized during his playing career, but sources close to both Howard and O’Neal insist that the two privately have a friendly relationship and often send text messages to one another.

In fact, O’Neal has often been a confidante for Howard during this trying season in Orlando.

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