Boston.com: When asked for his thoughts on the MVP race, Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O’Neal didn’t hesitate.
“The Kobester,” he said, referencing his old teammate and occasional foil, Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers. “He’s an assassin, with LeBron [James] coming in right behind. After that, I really haven’t been paying attention.”
So some brave soul raised the possibility that the guy across the hall in TD Banknorth Garden — Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett — might be in the discussion as well. O’Neal shook his head. No way.
“I’m going to have to go with my guy before him,” he said, motioning to teammate Amare Stoudemire’s locker. “All day, every day. Garnett doesn’t play defense”.