For the Boston Celtics, the NBA playoffs can be considered a time of war. Lengthy battles are waged on the court, sometimes with casualties (Kendrick Perkins), but when all goes according to plan, the team is able to preside over the kingdom of the NBA for an offseason.
The addition of Shaquille O’Neal has created a lot of buzz in Boston with championship talk accompanying him.
Is Shaq the missing piece that eluded the Celtics last season?
Can the battle-tested veteran rise to the occasion one more time and help the conquering Celtics win Green 18?
The answers to these questions will be revealed in due time, but for now, let’s take that look at the warrior ways Shaq can be a difference-maker for the Celtics in the playoffs.