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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
Wow, I guess no one here thinks this is a big deal, eh?

I dunno, I look forward to this deal from an entertainment standpoint (those postgame press conferences should be a hoot), but I don't necessarily feel it's the "final piece of the puzzle" for Boston either ... Meh, it sure beats Shelden Williams, though ;)



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I think it would have been a bigger deal 10 years ago. I am going to enjoy him sitting on the bench looking more like Precious every time I see him. He and Jermaine are there to eat fouls and that's about it.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.92
    Originally posted by Alessandro
    Meh, it sure beats Shelden Williams, though ;)







That's my philosophy on this. He's got 6 potentially hard fouls to give, he might be able to hold onto a rebound that falls into his hands, and he actually has shown the ability not to brick dunks. That makes him an improvement over Williams.
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Best part of this story is the little war of words between Shaq and Jim Rome...apparently they've been bickering back and forth on Twitter after Shaq took offense to Rome calling it a bad move for Boston.




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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.47
Is Rome calling him "Shaqniqua" yet?



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
Oh, and for those people who say that the Celtics are too old to compete for a title anymore:





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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.93
    Originally posted by Alessandro
    Oh, and for those people who say that the Celtics are too old to compete for a title anymore:




What I find interesting is that the Heat are nearly just as old as the Celts and actually have more 'older' guys. It makes me wonder where some people are getting the idea that Miami is going to win a ton of titles because they're young. Talented, yes; young, not so much.






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#8 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.43
    Originally posted by supersalvadoran
    What I find interesting is that the Heat are nearly just as old as the Celts and actually have more 'older' guys. It makes me wonder where some people are getting the idea that Miami is going to win a ton of titles because they're young. Talented, yes; young, not so much.

You (and that graphic) seem to be ignoring the fact that the Celtics three best players are all in that "old" group while Miami's three best players are not. You're not really comparing apples to apples when you're talking about the age similarity between one team's superstars and another team's role players.

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#9 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
Don't spoil this argument with your facts ... I'm like Bill Simmons, I need to find a reason why Miami isn't going to dominate the NBA for the next decade



(edited by Alessandro on 7.8.10 0926)


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    Originally posted by StingArmy
      Originally posted by supersalvadoran
      What I find interesting is that the Heat are nearly just as old as the Celts and actually have more 'older' guys. It makes me wonder where some people are getting the idea that Miami is going to win a ton of titles because they're young. Talented, yes; young, not so much.

    You (and that graphic) seem to be ignoring the fact that the Celtics three best players are all in that "old" group while Miami's three best players are not. You're not really comparing apples to apples when you're talking about the age similarity between one team's superstars and another team's role players.

    - StingArmy


Well, I'd say 2 of their top 3 are 30 or older. I'd put Rondo in the top 3 Celtics players group. Other than that, the rest of your post is pretty spot on.



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#11 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
    Originally posted by The Boston Herald

    Wicked awesome new Celtic Shaquille O'Neal told Vanity Fair this week he'll do "whatever it takes" to keep his six kids from getting a Boston accent.

    The four-time NBA champion told the maggie's scribe dropping r's in his house will have consequences.

    "That's when they get grounded," said the 15-time all-star.

    Guess there'll be no pahking cahs in Hahvahd yahd to get a cup of chowdah for them!

    The 38-year-old center signed a two-year contract with the Celtics [team stats] on Wednesday, but he's interested in doing more than just helping Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce [stats], Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo [stats] bring another banner to Boston.

    The 7-foot-1, 325-pound Green Monster told the mag he has a police badge in Arizona, Florida and California.

    And if being caught by NBC's Chris Hansen on national television wasn't enough deterrent for perverts, Shaq is also a detective for Internet crimes against children.

    "I play a little girl on the Internet," said the athlete and entertainer. "So whatever name I'm going by, that will probably be my catchphrase. If I'm Tanya, then it'll be something like, 'Tanya says hello.' And they'll be like, 'Tanya who?' And I'll say, 'You don't know no Tanya, huh? I'm Tanya. Let's go.' And that's when the cuffs get slapped on you."

    Yikes!





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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.70
If nothing else it makes the Jermaine O'Neal signing look even dumber. They could have just gotten themselves another shifty swingman with the Jermaine money, there's no need for two washed up O'Neals. I think Shaq has slightly more game left, mostly due to his size.

Edit: I really wish Sheed wasn't retiring now, that would have been a great cast to watch on the floor.

Shaq and Nate on the same team should be fun.



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