Okay, so this Shaq news is getting preposterous. Earlier today at the team’s shootaround, Doc Rivers wondered whether Shaq would return at all during the regular season. Now he might return in a few days?
Seriously, I’m almost at the point where I just pretend I don’t see Shaq updates, because they don’t seem to be at all worth discussing. He’ll return when he returns, and until then I’ll believe the updates like I believe, “If Bird were black, he would be just another good guy.”
According to Ben Rohrbach, Ainge also said, “With Shaq, our offense and defense has been better than it has been in four years. That tells you what he’s able to do.”
Shaq being healthy would change a lot. It really would. But I’ll believe it when I see it.
P.S. – For whatever reason, I’ve got a good feeling about tonight’s game. Then again, I also had a good feeling right before the Bobcats game, and that turned into the worst loss in the history of western civilization.