Posted by Sekou Smith
HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – If the rumblings are true and the Boston Celtics are indeed close to signing Shaquille O’Neal, good for all involved.
(The Big Leprechaun thing is still tough to picture in our heads, but we’re working on that part.)
We will also figure out a way to get excited about yet another conglomeration of superstars (past and present) sharing the same locker room. We’ve been saying it for days, weeks even. Shaq can still be a factor on a nightly basis in the NBA.
The Celtics, wise and shrewd in so much of what they’ve done the past three years, are posed to reap the rewards of what O’Neal has left. Adding him to their already jumbo-sized mix in the frontcourt is a treat for Celtics fans and those of us that get to observe and report on this league for a living.
Having Doc Rivers to manage it all, egos and whatever else comes with this sort of star-studded group, is a treat for the franchise.
And you better believe the Eastern Conference arms race will take another twist if this deal is finalized.