Boston Celtics: How “The Big Shamrock” Will Help The Celtics

August 16th, 2010 by Nick Caso Leave a reply »

As a huge fan of Shaquille O'Neal, let me welcome the "Big Shamrock" to Boston.  Ever since I started watching basketball, I have always loved watching the Diesel muscle his way through defenders and work the camera like no one in the history of the NBA.  With that said, many people are a little skeptical of the signing because, let's face it, Shaq is 38 years old, clearly out of shape, and not nearly the player he once was.  I look at the signing a bit differently...

We all watched the NBA Finals and saw the Celtics get owned on the boards and just could not match up to the oversized team that was the Lakers.  When Kendrick Perkins went down with a torn ACL and MCL in Game 6, all of Celtic Nation held their breath because we knew that we just lost one of the best defensive centers in the league at a time when we needed him most. 

Even without Perk, the Celtics were just a few minutes away from an 18th NBA Championship, but then that glaring hole at center really started to show. The likes of Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant, and Andrew Bynum started getting all the rebounds that the Celtics could not get.  Boston ...

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