Reality check for The Diesel

Updated: August 5, 2010, 10:55 AM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Only the exceptional, contradictory, all-encompassing persona that is Shaquille O'Neal could make a move that isn't about money but contains a notable lesson in NBA economics.

What does it say when Shaquille O'Neal and Jermaine O'Neal made a combined $43 million last season and both can be had by the Celtics for a total of just over $7 million for 2010-11?

"Market correction," one team executive labeled it.

It's not the amount spent this summer that suggests the current ...

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