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Mark Cuban’s search for a stop to Shaq

The Western Complication in the early part of this century wasn’t tricky at all — the Los Angeles Lakers had Shaquille O’Neal from 1996 through 2004, that was all anyone had to point at. Shaq needed all the help he could get but on a lot of nights it barely looked that way. The Diesel was unstoppable whenever he wanted to be and it never mattered that he didn’t get along with Kobe, that he never signed that third contract with Jerry Buss, that he never fully committed to the idea of basketball as a year-round consideration.