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08/10/2010 - 11:35am
Shaq on D&H: 'I'll beat you in whatever it is'

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...

08/10/2010 - 11:13am
List: Hall-bound athletes to stop in Boston

There is little doubt that Shaquille O'Neal is eventually headed to the Hall of Fame. With Shaq joining the Celtics at the end of his time in the NBA, he joins a select list of Hall-bound players who stopped in Boston late in their careers to play for the Celtics, Bruins or Red Sox. Check out the list at the LEEInks blog.


08/10/2010 - 11:12am
Shaq says he'll do 'whatever [Celtics] need'

WALTHAM — Sporting a bow tie and a gray pinstripe suit, Shaquille O’Neal sat beside Celtics coach Doc Rivers for his introductory press conference on Wednesday. As forward and new teammate Kevin Garnett and Luke Harangody overlooked the event from a higher level at the Celtics’ practice facility, the center fielded questions and held up his No. 36 jersey as he became the first player in franchise history to wear the number.

 

“I’m not sure what they’ll call him yet — the Leprechaun, the Green Monster — I’ve heard all these different things,” Rivers said. “The bottom line is we’re looking at Shaq as another piece of the puzzle.”

 

O'Neal said he would be more than willing to come off the bench as a reserve if that's what it took to fit in with his new team.

 

“Sometimes in order to win, you have to sacrifice,” said...

08/10/2010 - 9:34am
Listen live on WEEI: Shaq's press conference

The WEEI Sports Radio Network will broadcast Monday's press conference at 10:30 a.m. in which the Celtics will introduce Shaquille O'Neal. The event will be held in Waltham at the team's practice facility. Doc Rivers will be in attendance with O'Neal, who signed a two-year deal for the veteran minimum last week.
 

Listen to the press conference live on WEEI.com by clicking here. For complete coverage of Shaq's introduction, as well as other Celtics news, visit weei.com/celtics.


08/10/2010 - 7:37am
Mashup: NBA might block Isiah deal

Criticism continues to hit the Knicks for re-hiring Isiah Thomas as a consultant after his disastrous performance as coach and president. But the deal might not stand. The NBA reportedly is considering blocking the move, as Thomas is a current college coach, set to begin his second season at Florida International. Meanwhile, Thomas went on a sports talk radio show in Miami Monday and implied that he might bail on FIU if he has to choose between the two jobs. Also in the news, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing blames "overtrained athlete syndrome" for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs, but he doesn't have many supporters after his appeal was denied by the NFL. Read about those stories and check out videos, trivia and more at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


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