Shaq Signs With Celtics, Already Starting Twitter Fights

Shaquille O'Neal officially became a Boston Celtic Wednesday afternoon. But before his first tip-off in the green jersey, he might be one half of a high-profile boxing match--at least if we're to believe the Twitter war that took place last night between the basketball star and ESPN reporter Jim Rome.

It began when on his TV show Rome is Burning, Rome warned Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge that signing O'Neal would be a mistake. He claimed that O'Neal failed to live up to expectations throughout his career, and that "he never approached the game with the dedication and discipline of Kobe Bryant."

Shaq took to his Twitter account to defend his honor, roping Rome into a Tweeting argument that included challenging the reporter to a boxing match. Here are the highlights:

Shaq 1_post.jpg


Shaq 2_post.jpg


Shaq 3_post.jpg


Read the full story at The LA Times' Lakers Blog.

Presented by

Kevin Fallon is a reporter for the Daily Beast. He's a former entertainment editor at TheWeek.com and former writer and producer for The Atlantic's entertainment channel.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Entertainment

Just In