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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.


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.”