Shaq all set for 'The Big Road Trip'

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Shaq all set for 'The Big Road Trip'

By Jimmy Toscano
CSNNE.com

The Shaquille O'Neal experiment was by and large a failure, due to team expectations this season and the fact that Shaq couldn't suit up for the second half of the season and the playoffs.

Hey, the man tried his best, but at his age, mileage, and health, there just wasn't anything left in the tank. More recently, he announced his retirement from the NBA, therefore ending his contract with the Celtics a year early.

For those reasons, there are many Celtics fans who can't get him out of town fast enough.

As it turns out, they won't have to try very hard.

The Celtics bought Shaq a nice little retirement gift, and by little, we mean ridiculously big.

Shaq posted the video of his new RV, courtesy of the Celtics, on Tout . . . we'll wait while you pick your chin up off the floor.

Pretty insane, huh?

"Here's that new Shaq-mobile," he said while filming. "Look at it. This is my retirement present from the Celtics. Danny Ainge, thanks boiee."

On behalf of Mr. Ainge himself, your welcome, Shaq. And thank you, for um, yeah . . . about that.

Sure he can't walk, but who needs to walk when you can get around via Shaq-mobile?

Shaq's girlfriend, better known as "Hoopz" from the reality show "Flaver of Love", has tweeted that the two are going to take it on a cross-country trip. And you can bet it will be well documented (We smell a new reality show in the makings).

But seriously, Shaq Diesel finally has a form of transportation that lives up to his nickname.

If he starts the trip in Maine, maybe he can give Glen Davis a lift. Davis has been busy lobster fishing (lobstering?) off the coast. Check out the video. Portion control Glen, portion control.

Thomas strains right groin, says he'll 'be fine for Wednesday'

Thomas strains right groin, says he'll 'be fine for Wednesday'

The bumps and bruises continue to pile up for Isaiah Thomas, adding a new one to the group during Boston’s 107-106 loss at Houston. 
 
The 5-foot-9 guard said he strained his right groin in the second quarter, but added that the injury won’t force him to miss any games. 

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“I’ll be alright,” Thomas told reporters after the loss. “I’ll get treatment. I’ll be fine for Wednesday (against Orlando).”
 
The injury appeared to have happened shortly after Houston’s Trevor Ariza hit a 3-pointer that put the Rockets ahead 55-45.
 
At the time it didn’t seem all that serious as Thomas, who had 20 points on the night, came down and drained a 3-pointer. 
 
But after the game, Thomas acknowledged his groin did bother him during the game in which he played 33-plus minutes. 
 
“A few drives I didn’t have the lift,” said Thomas, who finished with 20 points. “It is what it is. I’ll figure it out.”
 
Thomas, who played in all 82 regular season games last season in addition to each of Boston’s 21 games this season, has dealt with an assortment of injuries including but not limited to, a swollen middle finger injury on his left (shooting) hand. 
 
Thomas, an All-Star last season for the first time, has played at an elite level that should once again position him to be represent the Eastern Conference. 
 
Following Monday’s game, Thomas is averaging a career-high 26.0 points per game which ranks ninth in the NBA along with 6.1 assists.