Ballack left because he felt that our board is not investing in building a strong team for CL honors...and that is the main reason he left us for Chelsea who were one of top 3 clubs at that time.
And we were out of top 10 if you ask me.
That is also a reason why Neuer [lifetime fan of Schalke] left Schalke and joined us...because now we are arguably one of top 3 teams in the world.
But those statements Shaq made were really stupid...It is not like he signed for Stuttgart so he can say that...he signed for Bayern.
It would be like singing for Man Utd and saying "one day I want to play for Barcelona"...after Barca made their lifes miserable in the last few years.
He really is that stupid or he is just to straightforward