LeBron James Just Doesn’t Get It, and Shaq is Shaqqin’ Up to Boston

August 3rd, 2010 by Nick Poust Leave a reply »
Shaq is heading to Beantown.

I intended to make my article on the Boston Red Sox win over the Detroit Tigers the last I would write before heading to Washington for eight days of hiking, fishing, and lounging, but I couldn’t pass up writing about a pair of stories from the Associated Press on Shaquille O’Neal shaqqin’ up to Boston (a phrase dreamed up by Dan Devine, who has implored his followers to use its cleverness as a headline, hence my usage) and LeBron James’ newspaper ad.

I’ll start with Shaq turning into St. Shaqtrick. The Big Aristotle is close to signing a deal with the Celtics. The future Hall of Fame center is 38 years old, so he should fit right in with Boston, the NBA’s version of AARP.

He may not have much left, but he’s ginormous, will get opponents into foul trouble, and has one of the greatest personalities in all of sports. He’s the kind of player that should stick around forever.

Believe it or not, Shaq fits a Celtic need even though he's over the hill. Someone young and energetic would have made more sense, but with Kendrick Perkins' future in jeopardy, and Jermain ...

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