It's Offical King James and The Diesel Are Plotting to For The Gold

Darrius SingletonContributor IJune 25, 2009

All the speculation can stop now, as of today King James and Shaq Diesel are teammates.

The Cavaliers and Suns  have come to an agreement on a blockbuster trade that sends Shaq to Cleveland with The King himself LeBron James according to ESPN's sources.

The deal will be finalized Thursday before the draft

Cleveland send  Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic to Phoenix along with the 46th pick in Thursday's NBA draft and $500,000. Seems like a small asking price for a future Hall of Fame center.

If you really think about it it is not. Amare wanted to be the team's designated big man and now he gets what he wants. Shaq also wants another championship and now he might get what he wants too.

The deal was a salary relief for the Suns who get rid of Shaq's contract and pick up two exspiring contracts. 

The deal is also great for both sides with center Zydrunas Ilgauskas starting to become old, slow, and weak adding Shaq to the roster gives them a dominant force in the middle and a solution to "Super Kid" Dwight Howard. 

The Cav's next season will be elite contenders for the NBA championship. Maybe, we will get to resolve the great debate between Kobe and LeBron next year in the finals.

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