posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 12:00 PM
Shaquille O'Neal's desire to please his new employer seems evident as the new Heat center has said he's already losing weight in preparation for the
start of training camp, according to the Miami Herald.
O'Neal told reporters in Louisiana this week that he has lost 24 pounds since meeting with Heat president Pat Riley in July and is now down to 331
Known for his questionable conditioning while with the Lakers, O'Neal says the Heat would like him to lose roughly another six pounds.
"When I met with Pat, I was at 355," O'Neal said. "I will be at 325 or below when I come to camp (in early October). ...
"I've always been the type of player to do what I'm told to do. The Lakers wanted me to lift (and build muscle mass)."