While all of this summer's NBA focus has centered around the Miami Heat, there is a different team in the east that is not ready to relinquish their title of Eastern Conference Champions.
With so much talk and excitement about the new three-headed monster in Miami, a lot of people may not even remember that just a couple short months ago, it was the Boston Celtics that were representing the Eastern Conference in the NBA finals. And while their offseason hasn't garnered nearly as much attention, it may have been enough to make them the team to beat.
So far this offseason, the Celtics have re-signed backup point guard Nate Robinson, who more than showed his worth this postseason. They also re-signed their sharpshooter, Ray Allen, to a two-year deal. And, captain Paul Pierce re-signed as well, almost ensuring that he spends his entire career in Celtic green.
After two seasons in Miami, Jermaine O'Neal brings his 14.2 points per game to Boston. And then there is the other O'neal.
Shaquille O'Neal, the NBA's fifth all-time leading scorer, signed a two-year deal with Boston in hopes of acquiring ring number five. While O'Nea ...
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