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22 June 2004

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua –(PRESS RELEASE)-- When a star athlete demands a trade in sports today, rumors circulate throughout the league while front offices put together trade proposals hoping to alter the course of their franchise. This appears to be the case now that Shaquille O'Neal has requested a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers. A leading offshore gaming company for over 10 years, today announced odds on which team Shaq will be playing for at the start of the 2004-05 NBA season.

Although Shaq has told the Lakers that he wants out of Hollywood, still lists the Lakers as the favorite to secure O'Neal's services for the 2004-05 NBA regular season at 5/2 odds. The Dallas Mavericks are listed at 3/1 to bring "Shaq Diesel" to "Big D" before the start of next season. A return to "The Magic Kingdom" could also be on the horizon for O'Neal as has listed Orlando at 5/1 odds to make a move for the league's most dominant player. The Memphis Grizzlies (7/2), Indiana Pacers (15/2) and Portland Trailblazers (9/1) may also have the ingredients to pull off a blockbuster trade to retain Shaq's services. Although they reside in the biggest market in the league, has listed the New York Knicks as a 25/1 long shot to bring the big man to "The Big Apple."

"Although Shaq wants to be traded from Los Angeles, the ability of another franchise to assemble a deal bringing comparable value back to the Lakers eliminates a number of teams from contention," said Simon Noble, CEO of "The early rumors have Mark Cuban willing to do almost anything to bring O'Neal to Dallas including trading perennial All-Star Dirk Nowitzki and Antoine Walker to LA. With Orlando reportedly close to moving T-Mac to Houston for Steve Francis in another blockbuster, there is still a chance that Shaq could make a return to the Magic."

The Shaquille O'Neal betting option is now available at All odds are subject to change and any bets made after a trade is made public will be voided. For more information, please visit

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