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Shaq: No [expletive] layups


Via Chris Forsberg:

"That’s what I do: No [expletive] layups," said O'Neal. "Print it just like that and, if you get fined, come see me, and I’ll reimburse you… No layups." 

O'Neal nimbly avoided saying too much about the actual play, in which James stormed the lane in transition and got throttled as Shaq delivered a two-armed shove as James drew contact. O'Neal then threw his arms up in the air and moved away (instead of coming down hard on James), but still earned the flagrant-1 designation. 

"I can get grabbed around the neck and it’s not flagrant, but as soon as i body-check somebody… ," O'Neal said trailing off. "Hey, man, I'm used to it. But, yeah, no layups. Guys in our league, they know that. They know I'm serious about that." 


"You're supposed to take the bump and fall," explained O'Neal. "I'm not going to do that because they're not going to call it anyway. With [LeBron] coming full speed like that, you're probably not going to block his shot, so you gotta chuck him. I think he missed, what, one of those free throws? So yeah, you just gotta chuck him. He's a tough kid, he can take it. There's a difference between a hard foul and trying to hurt somebody."

Preach on Diesel… preach on.  That line… "You're probably not going to block his shot, so you gotta chuck him" might be one of my favorite lines of all time.  

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  • Nora

    Lebron deserves what he get when all he does is bulldoze into players. If anyone else did what he did they would be called for offensive fouls. It’s disgusting. Refs are a joke in the NBA everytime they let Lebron’s antics go and actually send him to the line

  • BRADinLA

    The chill, laid back Shaq of the past few years seems to be gone, replaced with a guy that believes he can get another ring and is energized by the championship attitude, winning pedigree and mental toughness of the Celtics. That’s was a badass read.

  • 2 Hell w/ Shaq. He’s washed up anyways.

  • jim

    That was shot at Miami….
    And i liked it

  • NorthernGreen

    I don’t remember seeing Labron trying that again with Shaq. Must have made an impression.

  • KY Celts fan

    2 hell with u. Your blog sucks. All you do is repost videos from Try having an original thought and maybe some personal creativity.
    BTW, it’s currently halftime against the Grizzlies and Shaq is leading the game in points. Not so washed up.
    Red’s Army 4ever.

  • ShawnCVD

    This guy is a grade a clown. He doesn’t analyze here only tries to push buttons. Calling some one wash up and that’s it is so effed out.

  • I thought there was a clip of a flagrant foul here…I don’t see one.

  • Goceltics

    The Big Plug! Plugging up the lane.I love it. Sorry, Mr James,no layups on my watch!

  • Goceltics

    Looks like the old man can still spank that ass. People always under estimate the veterans. He might not be what he used to be, but he is still better than some of these younger Jerky Boys.

  • Goceltics

    Shaq will be huge for this team in the playoffs. THE ENFORCER. Him and Perk,checkin fools in the lane.