Boston Celtics Should've Signed Shaq for Only One Year

Keith BennettCorrespondent IAugust 5, 2010

BOSTON - MAY 07:  Shaquille O'Neal #33 reacts after sinking a basket against  the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 7, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Shaq had a good career with the Lakers, Magic, Heat, and Cavs. He was a three-time NBA Finals MVP (2000, 2001, and 2002), three-time All-Star Game MVP (2004, co-MVP in 2000 and 2009), 15-time NBA All-Star, and three-time NBA All-Defensive player. He won three consecutive NBA championships (2000, 2001, 2002) and a fourth title with the Heat, and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA history.

But his basketball skills are slowing down, which showed last season with the Cavs. They wanted Shaq and LeBron James to take them to the Promised Land. As we know, things didn't work out.

The Celtics should have only given him a one-year deal. Boston needs more than "Shaq Daddy" to win a NBA Championship.