Shaquille O’Neal: Celtics ‘Best Team I’ve Been on’

by November 25, 2010

Shaq, who has been accepted with open arms (and nostrils) in Beantown, says the Celtics are the best team he’s ever been a part of. Perhaps it was just the natural high he was on after his big performance last night. From WEEI: “O’Neal said he was just happy to give the Garden crowd a Thanksgiving Eve treat – even at a bargain rate of $1.5 million annually. ‘I think people appreciate my hard work, especially over the past 18 years,’ O’Neal said. ‘I think they understood that when I came here for the 1.5, they knew what was on my mind. For them, it’ll be [NBA title] 18. For the big three, it’ll be two. And for me it’ll be big number 5. That’s the only thing that I’ll focus on right now. This is a great team. The best team I’ve been on. They’ve got a lot of weapons on this team, so on any given night anybody can be the leading scorer. The team’s very unselfish, so the shots are going to drop off and they easily could have shot them and did that but…great game. Great team effort. And now we’ve just got to keep it going.’ Best team O’Neal has ever played on? Even better than those three NBA title teams in the early 2000s and the 2006 Miami Heat? ‘Yes. Best team,’ O’Neal repeated. ‘As far as players….as far as guys being really close…I know we’ve only been at this for two months, but hopefully the outcome to be a good one.'”