Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal, in an interview with the Dale & Holley Show, said that he has been plotting his next major event in the Boston area. In the aftermath of his journey to Harvard Square as the "Shaq-tue" and his evening serving as conductor of the Boston Pops, O'Neal now would like to serve as a giant target for frozen weapons.
"I’m going to stand in the middle of the field, I’m going to move, and people can stand 30 feet back and try to hit me with a snowball," said O'Neal. "We will call it the Snowball Shaq Attack."
He also suggested that he would like magician Criss Angel ("Mindfreak") to levitate him above TD Garden for 10 minutes.
O'Neal also discussed topics related to the composition of the Celtics. Among them:
--He described teammate Rajon Rondo as "probably No. 1" among the point guards who he's ever played with.
"I played with Penny Hardaway, who was a great assist guy. But Rondo ... I’d put him up there," said O'Neal. "I played with Scott Skiles, who had 36 assists in one game. Rondo will probably get there this year, the way he passes the ball. The good thing about Rondo is he wants to pass the ball. He loves to pass the ball and get the guys involved. That’s what we call a true point guard."
--O'Neal said that it has been a significant surprise to discover how funny teammate Kevin Garnett is.
"It has been an eye-opening experience," said O'Neal. "We’ve always had great battles, and had serious, emotional battles. I thought he was going to be serious and emotion."
--He described the Celtics, thanks to the presence of him, teammate Jermaine O'Neal and Kendrick Perkins (who will return later this season) as "the deepest team of big men in the league. Any given night, if anyone wants to handle us, they'll have to step up."