Found July 16, 2013 on My Sports Rumors:
Great video just came my way of a little kid in Houston responding to Shaquille O’Neal’s diss of Houston. The local ABC affiliate has footage of a VERY VERY animated kid. The kid was upset at Shaq for calling Houston a “little town”, comments which he did back track on later. The child made sure Shaq knows “Don’t ever disrespect Houston again”. I’m pretty sure these two will be meeting up sooner or later, Shaq will not pass on the publicity. (H/T @Wifi4Knicks for the link) The post VIDEO: Houston kid responds to Shaq appeared first on My Sports Rumors.

Celtics waive Kris Joseph, ending his brief second stint with the team

Well that was quick. Per the Celtics. The Boston Celtics announced today that they have waived forward Kris Joseph. Joseph, a 6'7" forward, was originally drafted by the Celtics with the 51st overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. He appeared in 10 games split between Boston and Brooklyn and totaled 11 points and nine rebounds over 54 minutes. Joseph also appeared in 27...

Boston Celtics sign center Vitor Faverani to three-year deal

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Fiery little Rockets fan doesn’t care for Shaq’s disparaging remarks about Houston

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Dwight Howard No Longer Superman, Will Be Called “Rocket Man”

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Jon Hamm takes shot at Dwight Howard

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Boston Celtics News from Around the Web: Daily Links for Wednesday, 7/17

Boston Globe Celtics gain valuable trade exemption in Nets deal - Baxter Holmes explains how the C's now have an extra $10.3 million to use. Boston Herald Brad Stevens set for C's experience - Mark Murphy shares some quotes from the new head coach regarding not being that much older than his players. ESPN Boston Brad Stevens Already on fast break - Chris Forsberg discusses...

Young Rockets fan calls out Shaquille O’Neal, “Don’t disrespect Houston ever again”

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Austin Rivers speaks on how hard it was for Doc to leave Boston

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Report: Pistons Interested in Rajon Rondo, But Lack of Draft Picks Hinder Any Potential Deal

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Dwight Howard: It was tough playing with Kobe Bryant

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