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Byline: Ira Winderman
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ In a trade as big in scope as the featured attraction, the Miami Heat is poised to acquire 7-foot-1, 360-pound Shaquille O'Neal from the Los Angeles Lakers.
Although the deal still requires league approval that cannot come until Wednesday, the Heat completed its seduction of the 11-time All-Star during a Saturday meeting in Orlando.
Convinced by Heat President Pat Riley that South Florida would be a place where he could reach his professional and financial goals, O'Neal ended the session by granting approval for the Heat to negotiate a trade with the Lakers.
In return for the sport's most …