At one point last night, things did not look so good for the Phoenix Suns. Going up against the hapless OKC Thunder, Phoenix lost the services of one Steve Nash to back spasms, and Amare Stoudemire was in foul trouble all night long.
That’s when Shaquille O’Neal donned his old and dusty Superman cape, and led his team to victory thanks to a spectacular 28 and 12 performance. Afterwards, O’Neal was humble as always. Via the Tucson Citizen:
“Missing those 5,000 free throws, I should be No. 3 now [on the NBA’s career scoring list],” said O’Neal.
“I’ve been telling my teammates all year, if they get the ball to me and let me do what I do, then I can still put up those numbers,” O’Neal said. “I guess because I am (36) they think that I am too old.”
And you people had the gall to question this man’s grandiose claims. For shame!
Now, if only the Suns’ schedule included games solely against terrible teams such as the Thunder, then the sky would truly be the limit for O’Neal’s nightly stat line.