Shaq: 'All I said was 'why'!'

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Shaq: 'All I said was 'why'!'

Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal goes all Nancy Kerrigan after shoot around on Tuesday after being fined 35,000 by the league for bad mouthing the ref's following the Christmas Day loss to Orlando.

Shaq's original reaction to the fine to CSNNE.com Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely was, "That David Stern tax, baby" O'Neal said. "That David Stern tax is a bleep."

Thomas (hip) feeling better, but still no determination on surgery

Thomas (hip) feeling better, but still no determination on surgery

BOSTON –  Brad Stevens said Isaiah Thomas (hip) is feeling better, but no decision has been made on whether the two-time All-Star will have surgery.

“He’s doing some rehab work out there with his people in Seattle,” Stevens told a pool reporter during Thursday night’s NBA draft. “He’s getting ready to host his Zeke-end (basketball tournament), which is a big deal for him.”

Thomas, who led all players in the Eastern Conference with a 28.9 points per game average, suffered a right hip injury in Boston’s second-round series against Washington but continued to play through it.

However, the injury only worsened and ultimately led to him being unable to return in the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland which ended in five games.

Stevens said no decision has made yet as to whether Thomas will require surgery.

“He has his follow-up appointment here in a couple of weeks to determine next course of action,” Stevens said. “And nothing’s determined after that. He hasn’t done a lot, physically, and will be off his feet until that next appointment, or won’t be doing any basketball.”