The mistake Shaquille O'Neal regrets: Leaving the Magic for LA

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Shaquille O'Neal just had his jersey retired by the Orlando Magic. When he signed his rookie contract with them in 1992, it was the most lucrative rookie contracts in all sports at seven years, $41 million.

As the story goes, he ended his tenure in Orlando by opting out after his fourth year in order to head to Hollywood, where he won three titles along with Kobe Bryant. He recently said he should have stayed with the Magic longer, Khari and Theo debate whether or not the Big Aristotle made the right decision.

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Khari Thompson is a sophomore at Hampton University, who hails from Boston, MA. Majoring in Broadcast Journalism, Khari is the play-by-play voice of Hampton Lady Pirates basketball. Follow him on Twitter: @thatkidchief

Brandon Theo Dorsey is a senior Broadcast Journalism major and Leadership Studies minor at Hampton University. He is a native of Missouri City, Texas and a proud Miami Heat fan since 2005 -- with pictures to prove it. Unless you're a Knicks fan, follow him on Twitter: @BrandonTheoD
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