Found November 03, 2011 on Celtics Town:
This opinion may come as a surprise, since Shaquille O’Neal operates in the same societal bubble that has shielded Charles Barkley from criticism for the past umpteen years: Shaq can be quite a dirtbag.You want loyalty? Look somewhere else. No person — be it a teammate, coach or front office executive — is safe from the boulders Shaq hurls after he leaves a franchise. In his newest book, Shaq revisited his age-old feud with Kobe Bryant, implied that Rajon Rondo carries a level of mental weakness, fired shots at former coach Pat Riley, re-visited a dust-up with Glen Davis during which Shaq called Davis a selfish player, labeled Mike Brown a pushover who wouldn’t stand up to Lebron James, and more or less called James a coddled superstar whose every wish has been granted.It’s not that Shaq’s criticisms carry no weight: he’s not the only teammate to have issues with Kobe; something strange and destructive definitely happened to Rondo after Perkins was traded and Obama called Rondo’s ...

Your Morning Dump... Where 50/50 is unacceptable to Rondo

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “Yes, I do find that (unacceptable),” Rondo said of a 50-50 split. “We’ve already gone down more than 4 percent from 57. That’s a $400 million cutback that we’ve already agreed to give back...

LeBron challenges Durant to a little football action

We’re not going to see LeBron James ad Kevin Durant square off on the hard court anytime soon, so why not on the gridiron? Stranger things have happened. Monday night Kevin Durant jumped into a flag football game at Oklahoma State University. If you remember, a month ago LeBron James went out and practiced with…

Rondo: 50-50 not good enough

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Shaq: LeBron James Never Listened to Mike Brown in Cleveland

You’re never going to believe this, but excerpts from Shaquille O’Neal’s new book pack even more titilating stories from his various stops around the NBA. The latest involves head coach Mike Brown and his former superstar forward LeBron James during their Cleveland Cavaliers days. From Hoopsworld: “O’Neal also talks about his experience in Cleveland, when the franchise...

Cavaliers At Celtics: Game Recap (I'm Going Through Withdrawl)

Starting Lineups Cleveland: K. Irving, M. Harris, J. Graham, A. Jamison, A. Varejao Boston: R. Rondo, R. Allen, P. Pierce, K. Garnett, J. O'Neal Well here it is everybody, the home opener. After last season's heart wrenching defeat to The Heat it's was exciting to get out to Boston and see the squad go at it again. As much as I wanted him gone, It was wierd not...

Video: Kevin Durant Thinks Kobe Would Beat LeBron 1-on-1

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Shaq To Host 2012 Hall Of Game Awards

s9g0ek Considering the first one was a success with Tony Hawk hosting, I can only imagine how great it will be with Shaq. The only thing that would make it better is if he and Charles Barkley did it together. The date for the the 2012 hall of game awards is yet to be determined, but regardless the show should be awesome.

Nike Video: Basketball Never Stops

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Shaquille O'Neal: "No Question In Game 5 LeBron Was Kind Of Out Of It...It was weird"

Turns out Shaq is talking about his time in Cleveland too in his soon to be released basketball memoir after all. In the book titled Shaq Uncut: My Story, co-authored by Jackie MacMullan, O'Neal discusses some of the goings on with LeBron James and the panic-stricken Cavaliers organization during LeBron and Shaq's season together as teammates during the 2010-11 campaign,...

A Ring on the King? Shaq tells all about LeBron

Recently retired superstar Shaquille O’neal is releasing a tell-all autobiography co-written by the esteemed Jackie MacMullan, titled “Shaq Uncut: My Story.” The book promises to be filled with insider stories on Shaq’s relationships through his illustrious playing career. He’s been on teams with Pay Riley, Kobe Bryant, Phil Jackson, the Boston Celtics,...

ASK IRA: Why tease with a mid-level if you can’t use it?

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