Shaq hasn’t panicked since he was nine years old. At least, that’s how he tells it. (New York Times)
When was the last time you panicked?
When you were 9?
We were living with relatives, and I just happened to steal a lighter from the kitchen counter. I had a teddy bear. My thing was to just light the tail and then blow it out and laugh. Ha, ha. But as soon as I lit the tail, the whole thing caught on fire. It almost caught the house on fire. I got the whooping of my life.
So now I know you guys are all wondering when the last time I panicked was. The answer’s obvious: The last time I typed “Larry Hughes” and “Boston Celtics” in the same sentence.
P.S. – This is a couple days late, but Shaq said this during his press conference: “He has one [championship], he should have three, so hopefully we can get this one together.” Is Shaq saying the Celtics should have won the last two titles, and would have if they were healthy?