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Shaq Signs With Boston Celtics, Not Atlanta Hawks

After the Hawks apparently couldn’t afford his services, Shaquille O’Neal has signed with the Celtics for the league minimum $1.4 million.

Peachtree Hoops commenters: disappointed or relieved?

Jeff Schultz: disappointed.

The book on Shaq seems to be that he’s as over the hill as a future Hall of Famer can be, making him the perfect fit for the Celtics. He’ll love playing for a team that staggers through regular seasons and turns it on for the playoffs. The Hawks, of course, are the exact opposite, thriving in games that don’t count. Shaq to Boston is simply a perfect match between player and team.

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