$1 billion Owner of the Lakers Jeanie Buss regrets the contentious Shaquille O'Neal transaction.

The LA Lakers are a legendary NBA franchise. The purple and gold have equaled the Celtics with 17 titles. Jeanie Buss's organisation is the 3rd richest in the NBA, at $5.5 billion.

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Since moving to LA in 1960, the Lakers have seen stars like Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, and LeBron James.

Shaquille O'Neal's trade was difficult, Jeanie Buss acknowledges.

Shaquille O'Neal and the LA Lakers divorced badly. Big Diesel won three titles in LA and was Finals MVP each time.

Shaq was moved from the Lakers after 8 years. Discord between the 7-foot centre and Kobe reportedly caused this.

Shaq's standards were unattainable, according to former Lakers assistant coach Texas Winter. Dr. Jerry Buss was then running the Lakers.

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