// Shaq

Video: Shaq Sings “Get Ready” in TNT Commercial

Just when you thought Shaq would go quietly into a peaceful retirement (OK, no one thought that), the legendary center will be joining TNT when the NBA resumes action on Christmas Day. Shaq, who played the final season of his career in Boston, retired in part due to nagging injuries to his feet and legs. […]

Shaq’s 2004 Miami Police Application: An In-Depth Investigation by Sports of Boston

The Miami New Times published a story last Wednesday detailing Shaquille O’Neal’s 2004 application to join the Miami Beach Police Force. It’s about time. Why should anything about one of the league’s most gregarious and hilarious superstars be hidden from the public eye? Boston Celtics fans only got a brief glimpse of that disarming smile […]

Leaked Emails Could Put Shaq And Tiger Woods In the Same Love Boat

For those of us who have unfortunately wasted precious moments of our lives that we’ll never get back watching VH1’s reality show Basketball Wives, we know that apparently it’s difficult for NBA stars to keep their mammoth mitts to themselves. The show’s creator and star, Shaunie O’Neal, is the ex-wife of retired NBA great and […]

Shaq on the Celtics: Was it a Waste?

Although Shaquille O’Neal only spent one season here in Boston (and only 37 regular season games), his impact on the team was hard to ignore. You could argue that his impact was negative, but the impact was there. For the first month of the season, all we heard from the local media was how great Shaq […]

The Future of Dustin Pedroia’s Nickname, “The Muddy Chicken”

Second base…tastes like chicken? Apparently, that’s what Dustin Pedroia is going for with his new nickname, the Muddy Chicken. Pedroia has always been known as the little guy with the big sense of humor, so this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.  But does this signal the end of the Laser Show? Let’s hope […]

“The Big Analytical?” Shaq to Join TNT

In a move that’s sure to generate some memorable soundbites, recently retired Boston Celtic Shaquille O’Neal has signed on to join Inside the NBA on TNT for the 2011-12 season, if and when it commences. Shaq will join an already quotable panel of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson, where he hopes to “try to […]

Shaq at Retirement Press Conference: ‘Call Me The Big AARP’

Shaquille O’Neal has now played his last game in the NBA, officially making the announcement at a Friday press conference near his home in Orlando. Shaq, who said nice things about former coaches Phil Jackson and Doc Rivers, revealed that if he wanted to play for one last season with the Celtics, he would need surgery and face […]

Video: Shaq Retires After 19 NBA Seasons

Finally after 19 NBA seasons, The Big Shamrock, The Big Aristotle, Superman, Diesel, or just plain old Shaq is calling it quits. Shaquille O’Neal announced via his twitter account with a video from Tout.com that his Hall of Fame career is finally over. The 15-Time All-Star said: “We did it. Nineteen years baby. I want […]

2011 Celtics Free Agent Report: Shaquille O’Neal

We recently learned that Shaquille O’Neal’s mom thinks her son may return for one more NBA season. Shaq, like Ray Allen, has a player option to return to the Celtics, but unlike Allen, I do not see Shaq returning. Yes, Shaq has said that he wants to play one more year, but the real question is […]

Momma Knows! Shaq’s Mom Says He May Return Next Season

Momma knows best and Shaquille O’Neal’s mom Lucille says the 39-year-old center could be back in green next season. Last season, the future Hall-of-Fame center signed a one-year deal with Boston that had a player option for a second year. Celtics GM Danny Ainge said it was likely that the Celtics big man, who missed […]

The End Is Near: Shaq “Doubtful” for Game 5 And Possibly Done for Good

With elimination staring the Celtics square in the face the championship aspirations may be over for the Big Three, but another era may already be over before Game 5 even tips off. Celtics center and future Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal may have played his last NBA game. After appearing playing only 3:31 minutes in Game 4 […]

Celtics Sweep Knicks Without Perk, But Post-Trade Struggles Linger

For the first time in the Big Three era, the Celtics have won a playoff series without Kendrick Perkins wearing their signature green. Yet, it remained challenging for fans and analysts alike to watch Boston struggle at times in their first round match-up against the long playoff-deprived Knicks and not bring up the “P” word. […]

He Ain’t Walking Through That Door: Shaq Out For Playoffs?

According to the Eagle-Tribune, if the Celtics win banner 18, they’ll have to do it without the services of the big man in the middle. Shaquille O’Neal. Bill Burt wrote earlier today for the local Massachusetts newspaper that we may have seen “The Big Shamrock,” for the last time. A source told the paper: “If he […]

Why The Celtics Really Need Shaq

There’s no question the Celtics have been lacking something as of late, and that spark we saw earlier in the season has been virtually absent since the All-Star break. The Celtics have lost three of their last four games, looking lackluster in all of them. Kevin Garnett’s emotions don’t seem to be there, Rajon Rondo […]

Unhappy Birthday: Shaq Out Indefinitely With Foot Injury

Shaquille O’Neal turned 39 Sunday. But, the oldest player in the NBA did not have such a happy birthday. Part of the reason the Celtics were willing to part with Kendrick Perkins at the trade deadline was that they would be able to rely on a healthy Shaq for the stretch run, and maybe a […]