And the war of the words begin!
WEEI: After overpowering the Nets while scoring 25 and hauling in 11 rebounds, Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal — who owns four NBA championship rings — proclaimed the 2010-11 Celtcs to be “the best team I’ve been on.”
“This is a great team. The best team I’ve been on,” said O’Neal. “They’ve got a lot of weapons on this team, so on any given night anybody can be the leading scorer. The team’s very unselfish. … .”
O’Neal confirmed that assessment in response to a follow-up question when asked to compare the Celtics to his three championship Lakers teams and the 2006 Heat.
“Yes. Best team,” O’Neal repeated. “As far as players….as far as guys being really close…I know we’ve only been at this for two months, but hopefully the outcome to be a good one.”