In your latest advance look at Shaquille O’Neal’s book, Shaq Uncut, we get to take a peek into Shaq’s life with the Celtics last year.
I wasn’t surprised at all when he got traded. Nate was always trying to get noticed by the public. He was always tweeting videos of himself punking his teammates … Some people are a little too focused on Twitter and Nate was one of them. He was too worried about how many followers he had. He kept saying, “Shaq, I need more people. Help me out.”
“Big Baby” Davis kept looking me off and taking it himself. Doc is shouting at him to go inside, but he won’t. So Doc calls timeout and draws up a play for me. I go out there, and I back Andrew Bynum way under the rim. I’m loose, I’m ready. I’ve got Bynum under the basket and again, Baby won’t give me the ball. So I go up to him and say, “If you ever miss me again I’m going to punch you in the face.” I was hot.
Shaq seemed to be an active participant in the foolishness that Nate provided. Shaq was pretty much a wrap by the time he arrived in Boston but the team seemed to have great chemistry at the start of the season. If I remember correctly, that trade had more to do with what Boston thought they could offer to retain the services Kendrick Perkins. Ultimately the move proved to be a chemistry killer… well maybe not killer but seriously injured both teams.