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Shaq fined $35K for criticizing officials


The league has fined Shaquille O'Neal $35,000 for his comments about official Bob Delaney following the loss to Orlando.

"I guess they came out to see number 26 today," O'Neal said.

The only No. 26 on the floor Saturday was official Bob Delaney.

"He (No. 26) was a great player out there today," O'Neal said.

[…] "It's just two good guys (Howard and O'Neal) going out there hard," O'Neal said. "I just wish we had the opportunity to play." 

O'Neal added, "They (fans) paid all that money to watch No. 26 play. If I was a fan, I would be pissed. You pay all that money for good seats, you have two of the best guys in the (NBA) sitting on the bench, out of the game. That is what happens when you have control freaks out there."

I love it when Shaq calls out the refs and their massive egos.

Thanks to Chris for the photo of Shaq tubing at Nashoba Valley.

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  • greenbeand

    i would have loved to hear tommmy and mike call the xmass

  • $35,000? Ooooooohhhhh..what a joke.

  • DRJ

    The funny thing about Shaq’s comments was that he got his own jersey number wrong :)) Ahh Shaq… he’s one in a million.

  • Truck2653

    He was referring to the ref’s number, not his.

  • chuck

    i blame it on ray allen choking under pressure again. he chokes more than chuck when he goes over to john’s house for boys’ night. and now ray “i stink in big games” allen is rubbing off on nate, and of all people, ticket. why blow the free throw ticket?!

  • Mileke

    Did you just say Ray chokes in Big games? Thats crazy, he’s bailed us out so many times, and he have one bad game and he’s all of a sudden the blame!!! Even though he had a bad game saturday, he hit a BIG 3 in the 4th quarter to give us a 9-point cushion that we just didnt take advantage of!!! Ray is fantastic for this team, and for you to say he chokes in BIG games, Dude averaged 21 points and 4.5 assists a game during the win streak, Ray has been amazing for us, Did you ever think he may be tired now? also defending Nate too, if people will stop letting Rondo determine what you expect from Nate, then you wouldnt blame Nate either…. Nate is one of the more valuable players on the team now, but we expect him to do what Rondo do, but he’s just not Rondo, and you just have to give him time to re define his role as a starter for us, and that was his first just off-game filling in for Rondo, so be greatful that you have a player like Nate who’s willing to do anything to win, and will accept consequences when loosing, watch what you say, because the exact 2 names you used above, you’ll choke on your words when they’re the ones that bail us out next time! Aside from that Go C’s!!!

  • Shaq u so crazy!

  • TbagThyme

    Shaq’s gone soft on us, he used to know how to get his money’s worth.
    …always best to keep it simple, much more effective.

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  • piecz

    what’s is Rondo’s today status?

  • CFH

    LOL! I guess the Red’s Army guys can get rid of that “Jesus Saves” graphic, since apparently they never have to use it?

  • larry

    shaqs right..the refs always get a free pass, when was the last time a ref had to explain why the officiating was so bad in a game.?stern can never defend the officials, they were exposed a few years back….

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    we all got that, it was a joke by DRJ..

  • Caterpillar from Italy

    Thank God Shaq is wearing a green jersey.
    He’s more than right, ego-sick referees and bad officiating are taking the game down.

  • chuck

    nope, not a troll. i’ve been reading this blog (and fattening the pockets of john and chuck) for quite some time. i’ve just reached the conclusion that a lot of celtics fans don’t want to confront, that is, that ray simply isn’t clutch. he can win you meaningless games in november and december and be the MVP of the all-star game (he was clearly robbed a couple years back), but when the finals come around, ray can’t throw a basketball into the ocean. and on xmas day, he showed the world who the real ray allen is: the guy you cannot depend on to hit big shots at clutch times or play solid defense (that’s why we’ll see in june that it is such a huge loss not to have TA on team because you know ray ain’t slowing down rapist one bit)

  • Lakerhater

    Yeah….like the time he took it to the hole on vucabitch and sealed the game for the C’s in 08. Don’t sell Ray short, even if he’s not who you would want to take the last shot, without him on the floor and the doubles he draws in those situations, Paul doesn’t get the space he needs for his shot. Five guys on the floor, I’d take ray in my five any day of the week and twice on Christmas.

  • DRJ

    🙂 lol

  • DRJ

    Truth be told, though… I was wrong. Shaq’s not “one in a million”, he’s one in 6.9 billion.

  • fick

    Is that really Shaq (in the picture)? Looks like KG to me.