Monday, Oct. 5, 2009
AKRON, Ohio (AP) Now teammates, and LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal were opponents one last time.
The NBA superstars were on opposing teams on Saturday as the Cleveland Cavaliers held their annual Wine and Gold scrimmage in front of 5,000 fans at the University of Akron's Rhodes Arena, a gym where James played many of his high school games.
O'Neal, acquired in an offseason trade, played for the Gold while James led the Wine.
O'Neal was unofficially 6-of-7 from the field, dropping at least four short jumpers and one layup when he got behind the defense. The big man is settling into his new home, but he's still learning about some of his new teammates.
When he checked in at the scorer's table in the second quarter, O'Neal wasn't sure whom he was replacing.