The Celtics introduced Shaquille O’Neal to the Boston market yesterday, and the Big Shamrock did not disappoint, showing  respect and humility at joining the storied Celtics franchise.

Everything’s great about this move – Dan Shaughnessy plays it straight today, as he often does when writing about the Celtics, and submits a very good column on Shaq’s arrival in Boston.

Celtics never had likes of Shaquille O’Neal – Steve Buckley says that despite all the superstars who have worn the Celtics uniform over the years, none have been quite as big – on and off the court – as O’Neal.

Visit to Doc was right medicine – Gary Washburn says that Doc Rivers’ honesty sold Shaq on the Celtics.

After Shaq, what? Questions and answers for the Celtics – Paul Flannery looks at where the Celtics stand now that Shaq is on board.

Harangody under contract – The Globe notebook has the Celtics signing their second round pick, and waiving Rasheed Wallace.

The Red Sox picked up a 7-5 win over the Blue Jays in Toronto last night, thanks to an eighth inning home run by Mike Lowell that snapped a 5-5 tie.

Pieces come together for Red Sox – Michael Silverman has the Sox getting by with the players that they have.

Pedroia is feeling less pain – The Globe notebook has the Red Sox second baseman hoping to start a rehab assignment this week.

The Patriots and Saints got together for a pair of joint practices yesterday. They are practicing again this morning in preparation for tomorrow night’s preseason opener.

Worry Wart – Preseason Game One vs. Saints – Chris Warner checks in with his first game preview of the year, looking at some of the newest Patriots he’ll be keeping an eye on.

Patriots, Saints spice up practice – Mike Reiss reports on the action from Foxborough yesterday, with a timeline of the morning session.

Gay having a heck of a time in New Orleans – Mark Farinella has the former Patriots cornerback reflecting on past and present.

At Pats-Saints joint practice, a show of arms – Paul Kenyon says that the quarterbacks were the stars of the show yesterday.

A coordinated effort – Ian Rapoport’s notebook has Pepper Johnson talking about the Patriots not having coordinators, and a number of other items.

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2 thoughts on “Shaq Set For Final Chapter, Glory

    1. Same here.

      You know iIt's too bad that FakeAlbertBreer doesn't have a regular column in the Globe because I'd read that at every opportunity.

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