I originally titled this filling Shaq's shoes because that was the first video I found. But then more and more good stuff kept coming and so I changed the title. I just love seeing them having so much fun. But word is when it is practice time, they are all serious. I just love the silliness and the way Pierce is cheering Nate on with his pranks. This may seem to be needless distractions to some, but it serves to build a stronger bond between the team. If you read Tommy Heinsohn's books, he talks about the same type of thing going on with the teams he was on. You know, the teams that won 8 championships in a row. Those guys had a lot of fun and there were a lot of pranks played in those days and it is great to see the team doing the same now. Of course, Nate seems to be the source of all the silliness, but the others, including the Captain are having a lot of fun with it. Would you rather be in the Miami camp where egos reign supreme or with the Celtics who seem to be having the time of their lives and really enjoying each other? I know where I'd rather be.
After the jump you can check out Nate trying to fill Shaq's shoes, a stare off between Shaq and Perk and Nate dunking over an unsuspecting Shaq. Good stuff!
And, here is Nate getting Shaq back for the choke job.
And finally, I couldn't resist this video with Perk getting in on the fun as well.