Heat want Shaq down to 325 pounds

Shaquille O'Neal's desire to make a big impact in his first season with the Heat is showing up in his waistline.

The 7-foot-1 O'Neal told reporters in Louisiana this week that he has lost 24 pounds since his trade to Miami from the Los Angeles Lakers.

"When I met with Pat, I was at 355. I will be at 325 or below when I come to camp [in early October]," O'Neal said. "I've always been the type of player to do what I'm told to do."

O'Neal said the Heat and general manager Pat Riley want him to weigh 325 pounds.