Shaq was on a new show on WEEI… Mut & Merloni… today and he was extremely specific about how healthy he was.
“I can’t give you a date, because right now the pain fluctuates. I’ve been told by Doc, [trainer] Ed Lacerte and [team physician] Brian McKeon to not even come talk until I’m 100 percent. I’m working out every day, shooting, doing light stuff, but they said when that pain is gone, we’re going to add three days onto that and then you can come back.”
If O’Neal had to put a percentage on his health, what would it be?
“84.22711556644222 to the principle of the ninth Pythagorean theorem point two percent.”
See… this is what happens when advanced metrics fall into the wrong hands.
Hey, I'm glad he can joke around about this because I'm just starting to get a smidge concerned that the big fella is not gonna be entirely ready when we need him.
Other topics covered in the interview: Rondo as a teamamate, the Perk trade, and why he'll be square dancing on Monday night.
I'm not joking.