O'Neal extends gesture to predecessor's family
MIAMI -- Shaquille O'Neal wants to pay more than respects to the family of George Mikan.
O'Neal said Thursday that he wants the Mikan family to contact the Miami Heat offices, so arrangements can be made for him to handle funeral expenses for the league's first dominant big man.
Mikan died Wednesday night at a rehabilitation center in Scottsdale, Ariz., following a long fight with diabetes and kidney ailments. He was 80.
"I'd like to send my condolences ...
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