New Celtic Shaquille O'Neal joined the Dale & Holley show Tuesday morning, shortly after wrapping up his introductory press conference at the Celtics' Waltham practice facility. "I've done all of that [individual accomplishments]," he said. "I'm at the top of all of that. That's really no concern for me. It's all about winning now. Right now, it's all about the hardware at the end of the year."
Added O'Neal: "I've been a winner my whole career. I wanted to play my last two years for a franchise that's known for winning, a franchise that's rich in the tradition of winning."
Shaq confirmed that he gave Glen "Big Baby" Davis and Paul "The Truth" Pierce their nicknames. "Every new player in the league, I've given them their name," he insisted.
Responding to a question about what kind of shape he's in, Shaq answered, "Good enough to whup you." The Star of "Shaq Vs." kidded co-host Michael Holley that he could beat him in anything. "I'll beat you in whatever it is, buddy. Whatever it is. Rowing, swimming, baseball, whatever." Challenged Shaq: "Just let me know the time and place."