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Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:28 am
Edited on: May 11, 2011 1:40 pm
 
Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal is reportedly not expected to play in Game 5 and could be done for the season. Posted by Ben Golliver. shaq-oneal

Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal made it back. After months of injuries, he played a total of 12 minutes in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat. In the two games combined, he made one basket, grabbed zero rebounds and committed four fouls. He also looked significantly out of shape.

Those could be the last minutes of O'Neal's, season. CBSSports.com's Ken Berger reports that Celtics coach Doc Rivers said on Wednesday morning that "Shaq doubtful for tonight. Calf has gotten worse, not better."

CSNNE.com reported that O'Neal suffered a "relapse" of his "right Achilles/calf" injury duing Game 4. WEEI.com reported: "Shaq is not likely to play tonight. This may have been it for him." The station also reported that Rivers said: "He’s done everything you possibly can do to get healthy. It just never healed, and now every time he plays it gets worse."

The Celtics trail the Miami Heat, 3-1, in the series so Wednesday night represents an elimination game. Game 6, if necessary, would be played on Friday night.

O'Neal, 39, averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 20.3 minutes this season.

He has a player option on his contract for next season.
For more on what this setback means for O'Neal's future, CBSSports.com's Ken Berger has you covered.
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WrinklyDinosaur
Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: May 13, 2011 7:47 am
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Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

Stick a fork in him he is D-O-N-E!!!!! Hasn't played worth a darn for several years now...the guy has plenty of money, why does he insist on hanging on when he is waaay past being a force in the middle anymore?

On another note, if I was a Celtics fan, I'd tar and feather Danny Ainge and run him out of town!!!!



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 7:15 pm
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

I hope he comes back and dominates his final year.


Lets be honest now..they only thing Shaq is going to dominate from here on out is a box of donuts...He will dominate them like they STOLE something!  Nothing wrong with Shaq getting old, it happens bro.



Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

Yeah-yeah we know the man is old, but I hope he comes back and dominates his final year.
Me thinks this is his final year.



Since: May 11, 2011
Posted on: May 11, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

I'm tired of people piling on Shaq. The dude came into the season in great shape, looked solid over the first month, and just happened to get injured. Obviously the calf has prevented him from getting back into the shape he was in at the start of the year. He's been clear since the beginning of this season with the Celts that next year WILL be his last.

I love how the Big Shamrock has embraced Boston. Yeah-yeah we know the man is old, but I hope he comes back and dominates his final year.





Since: Dec 3, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 12:53 pm
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

SHAQ IS NOT DONE HE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR AND NOT ONLY LEAD BOSTON TO ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP BUT HE WILL BE MVP 
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That's funny.  At 40 I don't think he'll be anywhere near what he used to be.



Since: Feb 14, 2007
Posted on: May 11, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

SHAQ IS NOT DONE HE WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR AND NOT ONLY LEAD BOSTON TO ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP BUT HE WILL BE MVP 



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: May 11, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

Put a fork in Shaq.  He's done (for good)!!



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:50 am
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

Shaq, brutha....I think its time you called it quits bro.  I know your jumping from good team to good team trying to get that 1 or 2 more rings you so desperately want, but its just not working bro, and you cant contribute like before.  Too many injuries, and too out of shape.  Its starting to get sad seeing you  out there man. 



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 11, 2011 11:48 am
 

Shaq doubtful for Game 5, done for year?

Surprise. The Bob Sanders of basketball is finally giving up...like he should have 4 years ago when his body gave out...stop stealing playing time away from people that can actually do the work....make your money doing another commercial or do a verse on another Fu-Schnickens track.


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