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It's official: Shaq is the Big Shamrock

Aug 4, 2010, 5:05 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for Celtics_Logo.gifDespite rumors that the deal had been hung up over money, the Boston Celtics have made it official.

Shaquille O’Neal is a member of the Boston Celtics. The deal is for the veteran’s minimum of $1.4 million.

“It is not every day that you can add a player of Shaquille’s caliber to your team,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations. “His past experience speaks for itself and we believe that he is a great fit for our roster.”

Here is the official quote from Shaq, although you can be sure more entertaining ones (quotes not written by handlers) will be coming soon.

“I am honored to be joining the Celtics,” said O’Neal. “I have played against Paul, Ray, Kevin, Rajon, and Jermaine for many years and it will be great to be able to call them my teammates. I cannot wait to get to Boston to get started in pursuit of another championship.”

We’ve expressed our concerns about this deal — there are risks on both sides. But for both sides, this union may be the best way to a championship.

  1. Robj - Aug 5, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Coudl you Lakers stop bombarding every article with “Go Lakers!!!!!1”
    Articles about every other team somehow draw you in to say how the Lakers are better.
    It’s pretty damn annoying.

  2. Jaided - Aug 5, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    ahhhh to win a championship priceless… go lakers 1!!!!!

  3. Anonymous - Aug 5, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Rob, are you not a fan of a particular team? i mean a true fan. Well I am and it happens to be the Lakers. Should you not get annoyed at things like the economy, the war, joblesness. They wrote a book for a person like you “Don’t sweat the small stuff”
    Yes the small stuff.
    I want you to say this GO (say your favorite team) and be happy and quit complaining. I leave you with this.
    A man complained he had no shoes until he looked across the street and saw a man without feet.
    Enjoy you day Rob
    GO LAKERS!!!! :-)

  4. okclaker - Aug 6, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    Shaqs legacy has been over for some time now. He doesnt deserve to have his jersey up there with the Laker greats after signing with the boston celtricks.

  5. patsox - Aug 6, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    if perkins was in for game 7 the celtics would have won. everyone can do what-ifs.

  6. dnz - Aug 23, 2010 at 6:34 AM

    kobe is good or maybe great but not great enough to win him titles . . . he won 3 with shaq . . . when shaq left . . . they couldnt . . . then gasol came . . . then they won again . . . i hate to say this, but kobe cannot win a title without a dominant center with him . . . sad but true

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