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  1. Celtics not intimidating teams this time around

    Apr 11, 2011, 10:40 AM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat

    Be very, very careful reading much into the end of the regular season when trying to predict the playoffs. The Lakers stumbled the final games of the regular season, Boston took the final few weeks off and was 11-11 right before the playoffs. They were the teams in Game 7 of the finals. But one…

  2. “Just wait until Shaq gets back” is legitimate argument for Boston

    Apr 9, 2011, 5:45 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Phoenix Suns

    The Chicago Bulls made their statement Thursday. Right now, the Bulls are the better team. If Thursday had been Game 1 of a seven-game series the Celtics would be in trouble. After the game, Kevin Garnett talked about Boston having another gear for the playoffs. Their fans are counting on that. That those days off…

  3. Shaq could return to Celtics Friday; Krstic back Tuesday

    Apr 4, 2011, 7:29 PM EDT

    Shaq injured

    It’s just a calf strain. It’s not the Achilles that kept Shaquille O’Neil out for more than month. What happened to Shaq on Sunday was just a calf strain. Everyone kept saying that (especially Celtics fans). Still, Celtics players were a little down. Then came good news from Doc Rivers today that Shaq could be…

  4. Shaq comes back! Then gets hurt.

    Apr 3, 2011, 8:57 PM EDT

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    Hey, so remember earlier when we told you Shaq might play Sunday night? Yeah, good news, he did play! Looked good to start out, too, making a layup and swatting away a layup. Things looked great. You know how this ends, right? Shaq came up limping against the Pistons in the first half, and did…

  5. Celtics center Nenad Krstic leaves game with knee injury

    Mar 31, 2011, 11:51 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Boston Celtics

    UPDATE 11:51 pm: The Celtics announced that Krstic will undergo an MRI on his knee on Saturday, after the Celtics return to Boston. You can count him out for Friday night’s game against the Hawks in Atlanta for sure, as well as Sunday against Detroit. Somewhere in between there we should learn how long he…

  6. So when is it for Shaq? Ainge says he could pay Sunday.

    Mar 31, 2011, 8:55 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors v Boston Celtics

    Earlier today, Celtics coach Doc Rivers said Shaquille O’Neal might not really be ready to go for a while and his recovery could bleed into the playoffs. Then in the afternoon Celtics GM Danny Ainge went on WEEI radio and said that Shaq could be back this weekend or not long after, according to the…

  7. Doc Rivers says Shaq may not return until playoffs

    Mar 31, 2011, 1:06 PM EDT

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    Okay Boston fans, now you can start to really worry. Doc Rivers pushed the timeline back for Shaq’s return from an Achilles tendon injury again, this time maybe as far back as the start of the playoffs, friend of the site A. Sherrod Blakely reports at CSN New England. (He also notes the Celtics have…

  8. Spurs, Celtics slouching towards playoffs; count them out at your own peril

    Mar 30, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Golden State Warriors

    Back at the All-Star break, a Celtics vs. Spurs finals seemed like a good bet. Sure, it made the guys who count the profits at ABC/Disney nervous — you know they want Lakers/Heat, and they really don’t want the Spurs — but the Celtics and Spurs were playing the best basketball by far. That matchup…

  9. Latest Shaq timetable: April 3. Or 5. Somewhere in there.

    Mar 28, 2011, 9:32 AM EDT

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    Last we heard, Shaquille O’Neal might have been back by April 1. Nope. He had a shot to ease pain in his foot and has been wearing a boot, which should come off later this week, but Doc Rivers told the Boston Globe not to expect the big man back that fast. Think April 3.…

  10. Report: Shaq to return to Celtics by April 1. No fooling.

    Mar 24, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

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    Boston just needs to get everyone back and healthy for the playoffs, then everything will be just fine. That’s the mantra, so say it with me. Everyone back and healthy for the playoffs. But they could use to get their big men back a little before that. Just to remember what everybody looks like, work…

  11. Shaq teaming up on “no holds barred” book

    Mar 11, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT

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    Think there might be a Kobe chapter? According to WEEI in Boston, Shaquille O’Neal is working on a new book with one of the nation’s best sportswriters, Jackie MacMullan (via Kevin Ding at the Orange County Register). “She knew things that I’d forgotten about. We were sitting at the house talking — we meet twice…

  12. Next up for Kobe on all-time scoring list? Shaq.

    Mar 9, 2011, 11:22 AM EDT

    2009 NBA All-Star Game

    Tuesday night in Atlanta, Kobe Bryant passed Moses Malone to move into sixth on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Kobe has shot up the list since October, having this season already passed John Havlicek, Dominique Wilkins, Oscar Robertson, Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes. Next up: Shaq. You know Kobe is going to savor that one.…

  13. Shaq says he’s “85 percent,” could be back next week

    Mar 7, 2011, 8:18 PM EDT

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    Danny Ainge has placed a big bet on Shaquille O’Neal. He went from the summer insurance plan to the guy who should be the starting center for the Celtics in the playoffs. If he’s healthy. The Celtics yesterday decided to stop guessing when he might be back, but Shaq himself told ESPNBoston — at his…

  14. PBT Monday Morning One Liners

    Mar 7, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    No Kendrick Perkins and Shaq hasn’t played in a month. That is making some Celtics fans uncomfortable. Dwight Howard on his suspension for getting a 16th technical (which he will serve Monday night): ‘I’ll try not to let the officiating affect the way I play. It’s very tough, but I’ve just got to do it.…

  15. Shaquille O’Neal now out “indefinitely”

    Mar 6, 2011, 10:35 PM EDT

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    Shaquille O’Neal will be back in the Celtics lineup… sometime. Just as he was about to return from a right Achilles tendon injury, now he is having right foot soreness. Basically, the Celtics have stopped trying to guess when he will be back, reports A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England. “He (O’Neal) worked out…

  16. Winderman: Lakers shouldn’t trade Bynum now because they’ll need to later

    Feb 9, 2011, 8:19 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns

    Let’s see: You don’t trade Andrew Bynum because it compromises the Lakers’ size advantage. You don’t trade Andrew Bynum because it compromises the Lakers’ already questionable defense. You don’t trade Andrew Bynum for Carmelo Anthony because Jim Buss loves the guy to pieces. Fair enough. All (except the latter) legitimate points. But here’s another one:…

  17. Shaq could be out until All-Star break

    Feb 6, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

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    Shaquille O’Neal couldn’t play against Orlando Sunday, when Boston could have used him to match up on Dwight Howard. He will not suit up Monday against the Bobcats, either. And the Celtics might shut him down until the All-Star break, Doc Rivers said before Sunday’s game, according to A. Sherrod Blakely of Comcast New England…

  18. Shaq, Odom sued over Power Balance bracelet endorsement

    Jan 25, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Shaquille O’Neal and Lamar Odom both wear Power Balance bracelets during games. Maybe because they both believe in the product, but it turns out they are also both paid celebrity endorsers of said product. Now they are being sued over it, part of a class action suit according to RadarOnline.com (via Lakers Nation). Shaquille O’Neal…

  19. Celtics’ Jermaine O’Neal trying to play through knee pain. It’s not working.

    Jan 14, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

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    When the Celtics signed Jermaine O’Neal, he seemed like a good bridge from the start of the season to the return of Kendrick Perkins. He would provide more offense, he can play some defense, he and Shaq meant the Celtics were even better along the front line. The reality is that Jermaine O’Neal has had…

  20. Winderman: NBA has its own one-and-done players

    Jan 6, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    So just over a year after arriving, Ron Artest apparently is having issues with the Lakers. Does this surprise anybody? Or could it be that Artest becomes just the latest one-and-done example in this league, a player who is everything as advertised upon arrival in terms of basketball skills and then becomes everything as advertised…

  21. Shaq on Letterman show

    Jan 5, 2011, 8:40 AM EDT

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    We know you didn’t watch David Letterman last night because you were busy watching the Tonight Show, but if you had you could have caught Boston’s Shaquille O’Neal. trying to squeeze into a seat built for normal sized humans. Play the video below to see Shaq’s sport coat with a hoodie and his response when…

  22. Shaq’s reaction to $35,000 fine: “WHYYYYYY”

    Dec 29, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT

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    As you can see from the video below, Shaquille O’Neal is terribly broken up about the $35,000 fine he got for ripping the referees after he fouled out in 12 minutes on Christmas. Just devastated. (Please re-read that sentence with your best sarcastic voice.) (For the record, it apparently wasn’t the refs on Christmas as…

  23. Shaq fined $35,000 for ripping refs on Christmas

    Dec 27, 2010, 2:49 PM EDT

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    As expected after he let it fly to the media after the Orlando game, Shaquille O’Neal has been fined $35,000 for criticizing the officials, the league has announced. Shaq played just 12 minutes in the Christmas Day game and was in constant foul trouble. Which happens to guys trying to guard Dwight Howard, but Shaq…

  24. Shaq decides he wants a fine for Christmas, rips refs

    Dec 26, 2010, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Stu Jackson — the NBA VP who decides who gets fined and when — doesn’t work on Christmas. So it may be a couple days until he gets around to fining Shaquille O’Neal. But he will. Shaq fouled out in just 12 minutes of play Saturday, then afterwards said this, as reported by FanHouse. “We…

  25. Video: Shaq conducts the Boston Pops

    Dec 21, 2010, 10:42 AM EDT

    NBA Finals Game 2: Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    Shaquille O’Neal, classical music conductor. You can add that to the list that includes NBA center, All-Star, rapper, policeman and statue. As you can see from the video below (via the Boston Pops) Shaq did quite well conducting the holiday standard “Sleigh Ride” with the Pops. Because the orchestra really needed a conductor on this…

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