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Giant Among Giants
Ian Thomsen
June 06, 2005
With Detroit's big men looming large in the Eastern final, Shaquille O'Neal was trying to rise to the challenge for Miami, aided by a new 6'10" friend
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June 06, 2005

Giant Among Giants

With Detroit's big men looming large in the Eastern final, Shaquille O'Neal was trying to rise to the challenge for Miami, aided by a new 6'10" friend

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Ultimately, whether O'Neal can remain healthy and stay one step ahead of Detroit's fleet frontcourt will be decisive in the Heat's Finals run. "This is not about me," he says. "This is about my use to us." His new partner appreciates that perspective. " Shaq doesn't want to waste this opportunity," Mourning says, "because there's no guarantee we'll have it again."

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