// Shaquille O’Neal

Celtics’ Free Agency Preview: Forwards/Centers

Sports of Boston concludes its free agency preview with a look at the front-court players available. Last season the Celtics’ went into training camp with four serviceable big men to patrol the middle. Shaquille O’Neal is now retired. Kendrick Perkins is kicking it with his buddies Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Semih Erden is in […]

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 […]

President Obama Owes Rajon Rondo an Apology

SLAM Online published an excerpt Wednesday from Jackie MacMullan’s upcoming biography of Shaquille O’Neal. The excerpt tells of a March 8 fundraiser at the Museum of Fine Arts, in which President Obama mocked Rajon Rondo, telling Ray Allen to teach Rondo how to shoot. Rondo was shooting better than 50 percent before March 8, but […]

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 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 […]

How About Greg Oden to the Celtics?

In what seemed like a panic-stricken move at this past season’s trade deadline, Danny Ainge pulled the trigger in a surprising move with the Oklahoma City Thunder, sending away Kendrick Perkins and breaking up the bond between the Celtics’ starting five. The Celtics were left with uncertainty at the center position with Shaquille O’Neal, Jermaine […]

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 […]

Can an NBA Lockout-Shortened Season Benefit Aging Celtics?

35, 34, 36, 39, 25. Those numbers represent the ages of the Celtics’ starters if the season was to start in October. Rajon Rondo of course is the youngest at 25 and Shaquille O’Neal is the eldest at 39. (If you want to guess the other three go ahead, it doesn’t matter anyways). No matter how […]

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 […]

Shaq Expected to Play Game 3 vs Miami (Or So They Say)

In a busy and disappointing time for the Boston Celtics, Chris Forsberg reports that, if you can believe it, Shaquille O’Neal will play for game 3 of the series against the Miami Heat, barring any setbacks. Obviously, this can’t be read into too deeply. However, head coach Doc Rivers sounded especially optimistic about it, even […]

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 […]

2010-2011 Celtics Regular Season Wrap-Up

The Celtics finished the 2009-10 regular season 50-32. This season, they finished 56-26. The 2010 Celtics finished fourth in the Eastern Conference, beating the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Orlando Magic before losing in seven games to the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. The 2011 Celtics finished third, and will face the New […]

O’Neal Appeal: Jermaine O’Neal’s Role With the Celtics Moving Forward

It’s clear to anyone who’s seen one of Shaquille O’Neal’s 37 games that if “The Big Shamrock” is healthy come playoff time, he’ll be a huge asset to the Celtics. The problem with that is will he actually be healthy? With Shaq’s health and playoff availability in question, the spotlight is going to have to […]