Shaquille O'Neal may have worn a Boston Celtics uniform for the last time.
In what would be a crippling blow to their chances of winning a title, the Celtics are going forward as if the affable center won't be returning to team for the playoffs, according to an NBA source.
[…] The Celtics came to this conclusion after Shaq failed to complete one simple sprint up and down the court during a "conditioning test" on Saturday, before he limped off the court in Waltham.
[…] "If he were to come back, it would have to be a miraculous recovery," said the source, who requested anonymity. "And at his age (he turned 39 on March 6) and physical condition, the Celtics have planned accordingly."
Well… that is certainly not encouraging.
This puts a lot of pressure on Jermaine O'Neal…. the same Jermaine O'Neal who played all of a game and a half before hurting something else. So….
… this hurts. If this is accurate… if this report is true… then this really hurts.
Go ahead… cue the Danny hatred.