"We have two premier big men out there today. He is pushing, I'm pushing. Let us play,'' O'Neal said. "If I was fan, I would be [peeved]. You pay all that money for good seats and you have two of the best guys in the country sitting on the bench. That's what happens when you have control freaks out there.''
O'Neal was referring to the officiating crew, and particularly veteran official Bob Delaney, who wears No. 26 on his back.
-- Shaquille O'Neal "I guess they (fans) come out to see No. 26 play. He was a great player out there today,'' O'Neal said. "They paid all that money to see No. 26 come play. My thing is, if you're going to call it, call it the same way every time. Don't pick and choose who you are going to call it against.''
When you're right you're right. Shaq makes good points. Delaney was calling fouls and T's like nobody's business this afternoon. Totally playing the Grinch center of attention role on Christmas Day. Let the players play! Not sure I'd call Shaq a "premier big man," but people definitely still pay to see him. Expect Shaq to receive a fine on Monday.
After the jump, Nate Robinson puts the loss entirely on his shoulders.
Nice to see Nate taking responsibility on himself, but not needed in my opinion. Shooters can lose their rhythm and have horrible games. It happens. We've all seen it happen to Ray whose one of the best ever.
Also one player shouldn't take all the blame for a loss. not to mention we win this game if we have one of Rondo, Perk, or Delonte. Heck we win the game if we have Semih over Jermaine.
"#WordDown" was a nice touch. Makes you want to give Nate a hug.