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Shaq Says President Obama Dissed Rondo’s Jumper

Shaquille O’Neal has a new biography coming out this fall. The book, Shaq Uncut, is co-written with ESPN Boston’s Jackie MacMullan.

CSNNE has an interesting excerpt from the forthcoming book:

In early March some of the guys went to the museum of Fine Arts for a fund-raiser and got to hang with President Barack Obama. Everyone was a little bit in awe. The President turns to Ray (Allen), points at Rondo, and says, “Hey, Ray, why don’t you teach this kid how to shoot?” Everyone starts laughing.

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From The Bleachers 6.02.11

As the end of the week approaches, a pair of OWS contributors banter about some of the important (and not so important) news items of the week.

We need a sports blog ‘misery index‘.

…Canucks forward Alex Burrows biting Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron.

I like his strategy because it must be hard to get any leverage behind a punch while wobbling around on skates. My only concern, though, is that while biting someone during a hockey fight, what if your tongue got stuck to the other player’s helmet a la A Christmas Story? As you may have guessed, my knowledge of hockey consists of two parts: 1) it takes place on slippery ice and 2) ice is cold.

Eh. whatever. Who hasn’t bit someone during a fight? It happens. Actually, does it count if Burrows doesn’t have teeth? Because all hockey players doesn’t have teeth, right? I like how he wasn’t suspended — Tyson got a raw deal, man.

Shaq Reacts To His $35k Christmas Fine

I couldn’t have predicted this reaction, but something tells me that $35k ain’t nothing to the man who has made over $300M (before taxes). I do also like Pierce’s reaction to Shaq grabbing him; “Don’t put this on YouTube.”