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Sports Philosophy 102: Team Chemistry - Shaq vs. Nash for real...


This is interesting from a fans perspective...I wonder if it sheds light on anything?

Editor's Update: Hey check this out - the Shaq vs. might not even be Steve Nash's idea.  (Sources: Skeets and TMZ)  So... what the 7734 were Nash and Shaq squabbling about?  - ZF

An interesting article was posted on the AZ Central website about a legal altercation between Nash and Shaq.

Take a look at this. When I read this I couldn't believe it. I mean, I know Shaq is an entertainer, but to steal someone's idea so blatantly and outright seems over the top. Now granted we haven't heard Shaq's side of the story but the comment that "Steve was pissed" certainly explains Nash's request for Shaq's departure more clearly than hypothetical on-court chemistry issues (which also explains some of it dont get me wrong....).

This got me thinking about the value of court chemistry. I am not sure about the rest of you but I didn't really realize that there were these types of problems plaguing last years team. I have to wonder if chemistry issue really did have an effect on the performance of the Suns and if we will see a marked difference this year without Shaq. I mean, its one thing to have personnel problems between two front court players (Amare and Matrix supposedly) but to be at odds with the leader and, essentially, foundation of the team (especially on court) can have a profound effect on that teams performance.

So what do you guys think? Was the addition of Channing Frye a step in this direction? (I kinda wonder if his gregariousness was not a part his attraction to Kerr) Wil the chemistry be better? Does it even have an effect? Did last year's team suffer from issues like the one between Shaq and Nash? Or was it inconsequential in the long run?

Shout it out!

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