Shaquille O’Neal: Could Shaq Be The Boston Celtics’ New Enforcer?

August 3rd, 2010 by Teddy Mitrosilis Leave a reply »

The 2010-2011 NBA season is set to kick off Oct. 26 with two marquee match-ups, one involving LeBron James’ new squad, the Miami Heat. Expect Chris Bosh to be taught a lesson in physicality in that game.

A source told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the Miami Heat will take on the Boston Celtics in the opening game of the new season with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets following in the nightcap.

The source sought anonymity because the league planned to announce its kick-off games during a special on NBA TV later in the day.

OK, Heat, Celtics, Bosh, what gives?

Comcast Sports New England reported Tuesday that the Boston Celtics are closing in on reaching an agreement with free-agent center Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq said Tuesday that he believes he will play in the NBA next season, but he would only play if a contending team made him an offer. It that didn’t happen, Shaq said he would retire. Playing overseas won’t be considered.

“I know I will play in the NBA next season,” O’Neal said. “The good thing about me and my career is that I came in, did it m ...

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