Shaquille O'Neal -- who has scored just 10 points in his last four games -- spoke to Yahoo Sports following the Celtics' 95-90 win over the Kings on Tuesday night. O'Neal -- who played just 16 minutes in the Kings' game, scoring two points -- told Yahoo that if circumstances were different he wouldn't be pleased with such a limited role.
"If I was on a [expletive] team, I'd be pissed right now," O'Neal said. "Two points? I would have [expletive] somebody up in the locker room."
But the Celtics are 37-11 and chasing another championship, and O'Neal seems to be on board with his current role. The center has started in all 36 games he's played in, averaging 9.3 points and 4.9 rebounds.
“It’s hard not being in charge for me. It really is. But I got to accept it,” O’Neal said. “This is a good team. I’m not the only Hall-of-Famer hopeful here....
Steelers linebacker James Harrison made clear his feelings about being heavily fined for hits to the head this season. At a cold Super Bowl media day on Tuesday, he said sarcastically: "I don't want to hurt nobody, I don't want to step on nobody's foot and hurt their toe, I don't want to have no dirt or none of this rubber on the field fly into their eye and make their eye hurt, I just want to tackle them softly on the ground and, if y'all can, lay a pillow down where I'm going to tackle them so they don't hit the ground too hard, Mr. [Roger] Goodell."
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Ray Allen finished with 22 points to lead the Celtics to a 95-90 win over the Kings Tuesday night in Sacramento. Boston, which won for the ninth time in the last 11 games, also got 17 points and 10 assists from Rajon Rondo and 15 from Paul Pierce in the victory, which allowed the Celtics to complete their four-game road swing with a 3-1 record. Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins scored 15 each for the Kings. For more Celtics news, check out weei.com/celtics.
According to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times (via twitter), the Rays are expected to sign infielder Felipe Lopez to a minor league deal in the coming days. If Lopez does indeed sign a minor league deal, it would come as a bit of a blow to the Red Sox, who signed him with just over a week left in the regular season.
If Lopez, a Type B free agent who rejected an offer of salary arbitration from the Sox, signs a major league deal with another club, Boston would get a sandwich pick in the 2011 draft (around the No. 60 overall selection). If, however, Lopez signs a minor league deal, the Sox -- according to multiple major league sources -- would not be entitled to draft pick compensation.
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Harrison Barnes scored 26 points and North Carolina ran Boston College out of its own gym, 106-74, in an ACC game Tuesday night.
Tyler Zeller added 18 points for UNC, which moved into a tie with Duke for the ACC lead at 6-1 (16-5 overall).
Joe Trapani scored 25 points and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to lead the Eagles, who fell to 14-8 overall and 4-4 in the ACC. Corey Raji scored 16 points and Biko Paris netted 11. Reggie Jackson returned to the starting lineup after losing his starting spot vs. Duke, but he continued his recent struggles, finishing with just six points on 2-of-9 shooting.
BC had a five-point lead at 18-13 7:44 into the contest following two Trapani free throws. That's when UNC heated up. The Heels, who hit five of their first seven 3-pointers, went on a 22-4 run, capped by a John Henson breakaway dunk. That made it 35-22 with 6:25 left in the period. UNC led by 14 at the...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.
Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.
Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end
"Angry Lou" goes off yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay, in the process breaking the record for a human talking without taking a breath.
Tom Brady will play in tonight's Preseason game vs. the Panthers. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the decision to play Brady.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian take a look at the Pats' O-Line, and the Tight End Position; focusing on A.J. Derby vs. Clay Harbor.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.
In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.
Chris Price joins the show to discuss the Patriots and the reason Brady played in the third preseason game.More from this show
The boys briefly get into the Colin Kaepernick situation in which he chose to sit for the National Anthem as a protest for how minorities have been treated by police. The guys applaud him for standing up for a cause, but don't necessarily agree with the cause. They also talk about why Belichick has struggled drafting at the WR position, what the WR's the Pats currently have bring to the table and how they can assist Jimmy G in the first four weeks.More from this show