In the latest update of the Shaq saga, a soap opera of ups and downs and a whole lot of rotating nothings, Shaq will participate in skeleton work today before hopefully (knock on wood, cross fingers, say prayers) practicing tomorrow. (ESPN)
Rivers offered a bit of a surprise when he noted that ailing center Shaquille O’Neal would participate in skeleton (non-contact) drills during Thursday’s session (this a day after saying O’Neal wouldn’t engage in any activity until Friday).
As Rivers has pointed out in the past, he could do skeleton work, so it’s not much to get excited about. Friday remains the more important day as the Celtics hope O’Neal will engage in more basketball activities that day and offer a better indication of his status for the early portion of this series.
“He’s going to do a little bit today, actually,” said Rivers. “Not much, he’s just going to do skeleton work today and then practice tomorrow, hopefully. That’s the latest.”
Any chance he plays Sunday? Because the thought of Shaq vs. Joel Anthony, as well as Anthony has played recently, has me licking my lips.
You know, until I then picture Shaq aggravating his injury and limping off the court into retirement.