Shaq to the Celtics should be completed later today. Chris Broussard tweeteth, “Shaq has decided to join Celtics. He will inform team of his decision this morning, sources tell me.”
UPDATE: A. Sherrod Blakely reports the deal is likely to be a one-year, minimum contract.
Shaquille O’Neal has agreed to become a Boston Celtic, which would give the C’s one of the most star-studded, Hall of Fame-bound lineups in recent memory.
Contract details have yet to be fully ironed out, but O’Neal is likely to receive a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum.
Plus, the Diesel has reportedly already bought the entire top floor of the W Hotel. (My Fox Boston)
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says the Celtics are making progress on a deal that would bring Shaquille O’Neal to Boston.
The person spoke with The Association Press on the condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet final.
Earlier Tuesday, the four-time NBA champion said he will be in the league next season and would rather retire than play internationally.
Although nothing has been confirmed, O’Neil has reportedly rented out the entire top floor of the W Hotel in Boston starting today as a place to live.
You don’t rent a place to live unless you’re going to be moving. Like it or not, folks, Shaq’s coming to Boston. For the minimum, I’ve got to believe he’s worth it. If the Celtics can only sign T-Mac and Allen Iverson and then coax Antoine Walker, Wally Szczerbiak, Gary Payton and Shareef Abdur-Rahim out of retirement, the 2002 All-Star reunion will almost be complete.
By the way, Ainge, I’m just kidding.