Monday, August 16, 2010

Celtics: How "The Big Shamrock" Will Help The Celtics
As a huge fan of Shaquille O'Neal, let me welcome the "Big Shamrock" to Boston. Ever since I started watching basketball, I’ve always loved watching the Diesel muscle his way through defenders and work the camera like no one in the history of the NBA. With that said, many people are a little skeptical of the signing because, let's face it, Shaquille O'Neal is 38 years old, clearly out of shape, and not nearly the player he once was. I look at the signing a bit differently...

We all watched the NBA Finals and saw the Boston Celtics get owned on the boards and just could not match up to the oversized team that was the Lakers. When Kendrick Perkins went down with a torn ACL and MCL in Game 6, all of Celtic Nation held their breath because we knew that we just lost one of the best defensive centers in the league at a time when we needed him most.

Even without Perk, the Boston Celtics were just a few minutes away from an 18th NBA Championship, but then that glaring hole at center really started to show. The likes of Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Kobe Bryant, and Andrew Bynum started getting all the rebounds that the Celtics could not get. Boston Celtics was just worn out and could not keep up with the Lakers who were able to keep their players fresh.

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