If you’re in need of a brief NBA history lesson, Cedric Maxwell played eight seasons and won two championships with the Celtics – including MVP of the 1981 NBA Finals. Currently a radio analyst for WEEI in Boston, Maxwell – who played until he was 32 – had some strong words to say about the return of 39-year-old Shaquille O’Neal in Game 3.
Yes, Shaq only played eight minutes for the C’s on Saturday, finishing with just two points, one assist, one steal and two fouls, but his presence in TD Garden didn’t show up in the box score of Boston’s 97-81 victory over Miami. Did Shaq look like he was struggling out there? Yes. Was Maxwell apt to make a Kentucky Derby comparison? Maybe. But I know that if the Celtics are going to win this series, they’re going to need The Big Shamrock to bring them some luck before they put him down.
What do you think? Does Shaq do anything for the Celtics at this point?
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