By now you've all probably heard the news that The Big Aristotle has touched down in Boston. And while the Shaq of yesteryear (pictured above)
would've launched us into the Miami Heat stratosphere of odds-on
favorites to knock off the Lakers, there's really no downside to this
man of many names accepted a two-year contract worth far less than what he's
accustomed to -- somewhere in the vicinity of $19 million less than the 20
he banked with the Cavs last season.
I'm an avid Brian Scalabrine fan, one of the few Celtics fans to sport
a #44 jersey (T-shirts are for wimps). Tonight will prove whether the
investment was worth it. Scalabrine is back in uniform, and
it’s up to him to prove he’s good for more than keeping Kevin Garnett’s
seat warm. (Check it out tonight: Garnett comes out, Scal “stretches”
or “cheers,” then walks to the other end of the bench.