Of course, Thursday may be remembered in the NBA as the Feast of the Configuration, with Vince Carter going to Orlando in another deal, amid reports Phoenix has agreed to a deal sending Amare Stoudemire to Golden State.
Oh, the NBA also held its draft, which was important for a lot of teams who haven't been heard from in years.
Shaq is hardly guaranteed to put them over the top and keep LeBron James in Cleveland in what could be a last hurrah for both, but it was a no-brainer.
LeBron wanted Shaq. For the Cavaliers, who must win a title next season or face the possibility James will leave as a free agent, nothing else matters.
Shaq ended a way of life for the running, gunning Suns but fits with the grind-it-out Cavaliers. From the moment the news broke, Boston General Manager Danny Ainge and everyone else in the East all thought the same thing: