So this is why Coach K said no.
Shaq to Heat
The Shaq era in Los Angeles is over, as the Lakers have agreed in principle to trade Shaquille O'Neal to the Miami Heat in exchange for Lamar Odom, Caron Butler, Brian Grant and a future first-round draft pick, according to sources. "I can confirm that all the parties have agreed to the deal," said Perry Rogers, O'Neal's agent, late Saturday night. "It's all pending (league) approval but I can say everything has been agreed to."