Saturday, July 24th, 2010 at 10:31 am  |  54 responses

Shaq Wants To Be A Celtic

According to FanHouse, Shaq wants to join the Celtics, but it would likely have to significantly lower his $8 million salary request. The Hawks and Mavericks had interest, but balked at O’Neal’s price tag: “Veteran free agent center Shaquille O’Neal — the future Hall of Famer without a team — has been lobbying the Boston Celtics aggressively, still trying to convince them that his addition would help their quest to win another NBA championship. He still wants to be The Big Leprechaun.”

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  • ab_40

    a pic of him in a leprachun suit would be priceless. if only this were 02 shaq, kg, j.o. pierce, allen. all the vets wanna tag allong for a ring. but damn dwight is gonna average 5ppg if they have shaq and perk battling him. oh and the bosh/haslem/Z/howard big man quatro is gonna fail misserably

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    The Big Green? Shaq needs to just take less money otherwise this teamless limbo will become permanent giving him more time to do episodes of Shaq Vs.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    BIG LEPRECHAUN. Make it happen!

  • rav

    shaq just wants a job

  • Jesse Dunns Ghost

    I knew this would happen when Kobe said “I got one more than Shaq”…I just knew it..

  • rich

    i think dexter pittman would be really good for8-11 mins a game… hes like a bigger glen davis cuz hes really nimble for his size

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooo

    How can you have a price tag when your chasing rings ?? Players who chase rings take pay cuts to do so. Shaq must have forgot now he’s without a job. To bad for the big fella. He should’ve jus retired once Lebron left town.

  • Jitesh


  • T-Money

    It was very telling that Bron approached Z and not Shaq to go to Miami.

  • http://gmail dirty frank

    Good point T-Money. Has anyone ever won a championship with both the Celtics and the Lakers?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Is there enough room for 2 Oneals?

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooo

    Shaq is not getting a 5th ring.

  • LD

    Why bother? The ring won’t count if he wins the championshiop just like Kobe’s first 3 ring don’t count.

  • Overtime

    Please dont Shaq, i dont wanna hate u on ur last team

  • total scrotal implosion

    Shaqs nearly done. The great tim duncan will get his fifth

  • http://Yahoo.com Sergio Rodriguez

    Shaq sucks monkey penius

  • http://Yahoo.com Sergio Rodriguez

    Shaq sucks monkey penius

  • bill breedley

    If only he wasn’t such a douche, he probably couldve gone back to LA to piggyback on Kobe.

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoshElam JE

    I’m pretty sure they already promised JO the starting job, because he turned down the offer from Dallas for the exact same reason. Once Perk came back, that would put Shaq at 3rd string. Love the Celtics, love Shaq, but I don’t see this going anywhere good.

  • Dee. S

    The big journeyman needs to call it a wrap. The years of coming in to camp out of shape finally has taken its’ toll. Once you win as a Laker, you’re never, I mean never supposed to play for the rival. Shaq is turning into the big trash can for that one!

  • ciroqobama

    Call it a career and stick to Shaq Vs.

  • total scrotal implosion

    I want him to got to memphis just for the fact he will be paired with zach, soooo many chances for mindblowing awesomeness

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Can y’all imagine a Shaq jersey with “S. O’Neal” on the back? That’d just be weird.

  • Airnest

    @ Dirty Frank: Bill Sharman got rings playing for the Celtics and coaching the Lakers. Other than that I don’t think anyone has won a chip with both those teams, while playing for them.

  • Yann Blavec

    I will miss him when he retires.

  • Dee. S

    I used enjoy watching how hungry he was to win. As soon as he started to win, he got beside himself as if he was the main reason they won titles. Beefing with his then Laker teammate b/c his teammate was coming into camp in shape ready to ball, wanting to be “the man”. He’ll go down as probably the biggest stronges most athletic big man in the game but he wasted a few years coming to camp out of shape, making comments like “I received the injury on company time, so I’ll go through rehab on companies time”. Sure he’ll be a first ballot Hall of Famer but I don’t want to remember his last days chasing the ring.

  • Yesse

    Serio, do you know what a monkey penis smells like?

    To the point. I think Shaq wants too much money, even though he has been widly known as one of the best big men ever.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    Might as well, Cs are old too, and only have about 1 more year of contention before they shake-up the roster again..

  • http://celticknightk3@aol.com Celtic Knight

    @airnest and Dirty Frank as far as I can remember Bill Sharman is not the only one that is involved in the two most rivaled teams in the history. Brian Shaw and Rick Fox were both drafted by the Celtics and later ended up in Lakers but Rick Fox won championships with Kobe and Shaq. Shaq can play with Cs but he don’t need to shoot but just block and rebound cos that is all he has left. Like the other people said earlier he won’t be of use when Perks gets back. Yes Shaq needs to get in shape and sacrifice if he wants to be a Celtic otherwise Shaq needs to go back home and sit down somewhere.


    The C’s could have used Shaq in game 7 of these past finals.

  • Daniel

    Shaq sux man ballz.


    Shaq is a free agent i guess i am too. Celtics should sign me, it would be a 2 for 1!

  • P&R

    all that child support and alimony is catching up to him. expect him in europe in the near future i presume.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    $8M?! W.T.F!

  • notblack

    He turned down Dallas. OMG that retard his chances are slim to none. Why would they want another old vet. The average celt ballers age already is around 85.

  • http://facebook.com B-Moore

    And in breaking news Shaq has agreed to a deal worth 100dollars to play in the Australian basketball league. Sounds great :D

  • Airnest

    @Celtic Knight: You’re right Fox and Shaw played for both teams but they only won playing LA.

  • Angel

    Fred Roberts played for both the Lakers and Celtics, and Gary Payton played one season for each team as well.

  • marleyy

    @JD..It kills me when people say that kobe didn’t earn his first three rings. Kobe hit the last three baskets in overtime when shaq fouled out against the pacers (1). Kobe averaged more than 20 per game against the sixers (2). I think we all know who the best player was in the finals against the nets (3). Spew hate if u want, but it sounds more credible when ignorance isn’t wrapped around it. Start watching games if u weren’t born in that time, and let ur eyes see the truth.

  • Anthony

    @LD, why’s that ?

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    I’d like to see Shaq go to ATL. I’m a Celtic fan, and I think Doc would use him right and they could win against just about any team if they make it through the regular season unharmed. But the Hawks need him more and I’d love to see them acquire a true starting C.

  • tgm

    I hope shaq goes to boston! then we should trade JO and daniels for luol deng or somebody better…if only we had the money!



  • Buggn 413BK 5 Star General

    We r gonna win chip #18 in ’11, regardless, but who is anyone to gaulk at Shaq wantin to b on their team…. . … I been tryin to get my man A.I. to come around, to show double r a few of his tricks, and V.C. is welcome, mos def as well, so f tha b.s., i’m w/my guyz gettin some more h.o.f., perenial all-star, veteran help, in any shape or form…. . …bcuz keepin it 1000% real, LeBron is my fav player, and that bein said, they are all at least a full season away from a chip…. . … so, any way the cookie crumbles, tha EAST iz Bacc!!!! ! !!!(Krumb Snatcha, Hidden Scriptures)Beantown stand up!!!! ! !!!

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    the ‘australian basketball league’?? We don’t want shaq over here – we had A.C. Earl back in the day and that was bad enough….

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    hopefully we could use him in a sign in trade.. get it done ferry.. err grant.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    The Big Leprechaun.. has a nice ring to it. Could be a good move since they won’t have Perk till like February sometime. He doesn’t have to score points for Boston, he just needs to be a presence in the paint, a shot blocker and a force on the glass, which we know he still can do that. Take a chance on him Ainge.

  • vtrobot

    shaq’s been done since before he won his last ring. don’t do it, C’s. it would make for some good quotes in the press, but we already have an overabundance of that.

  • John R. S.

    Shaq doesn’t want to face the fact that he’s over the hill. I’m hoping the Celtics realize that they do not need any more past-their-prime players and politely tell Mr. O’Neal that they won’t offer him even the vet minimum.

    He was great in his prime but he isn’t now. Simple as that.

  • Dolphin

    Bring him on. With shaq on the team this year would have beat LA in game 7. Even at 38 shaq is still a solid big man. When perk gets back J O’neal can sub in for garnett at forward with shaq as a back up center. A lot of the celts don’t have that much time left it would really help to split as much time as possible.

  • BostonBaller

    If he ended up here and knew his role then fine. I’m sure doc would utilize him to the fullest and yes he’d be of great use when Perk got back b/c Perk gets in foul trouble a lot. 6 extra fouls, a few rebounds a block here and there, passing from the post and presence are all things that Shaq still has to offer and any contending team can use that. I wish the big fellas luck, especially if he becomes a Celtic. lol.

  • BostonBaller

    For anyone who says “past their prime” as if it means that the players are washed up need to quit it. Yes, PP, KG & Ray are past their prime but they are not washed up.

  • CelticsFan!

    Shaq just needs a job. In my opinion he just needs to retire already! He’s past his prime. And frankly I DON’T WANT HIM IN BOSTON ON THE CELTICS!!!!! Leave the Celtics alone Shaq! Just stay with the Caviliers or retire. You’ve already made a ton of money, it’s not like you need more. Just leave Boston alone!

  • Izzy

    Strictly speaking, there is no “australian basketball league” over here. There’s the NBL and I assure u, no-one playing in it even earns a million, let alone $8m! Shaq, lower you price tag buddy. You will still be able to feed your family. I think some good options to end ur career & possibly pick up a ring (if ur lucky) are: OKC (the Big Thunder?), Dallas, New York or maybe even the Spurs?