Tuesday , Aug , 03 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Shaq tells Kimmel ‘the Celtics would be a good program’

The 38-year-old O’Neal stressed to Kimmel that he’s on a "730-day program," suggesting he wants to play two more years until he reaches 40. When Kimmel suggested he couldn’t picture O’Neal in a Boston uniform, O’Neal responded, "The Celtics would be a good program."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: In any arms race, you need weapons.

The Boston Celtics – who are in an arms race with Eastern Conference foes like the Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, and Orlando Magic – could use another post weapon because Kendrick Perkins is recovering from a knee injury and Rasheed Wallace recently retired.

Enter Shaquille O’Neal.

Shaq could start or come off the bench. He could plug the middle against bigger centers and provide offense down-low.

The problem would be defense. The Celtics are a defensive-minded, get-stops team, and the future Hall of Famer has never been strong in his own end.

Still, veteran sideline boss Doc Rivers should inspire O’Neal to play a little defense.

All in all, O’Neal wouldn’t be a bad weapon for the green-and-white to have in reserve.

–Oly Sandor. 

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