November 17, 2008
Here's what everyone and their grandma are talking about this morning. Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey rises toward the hoop with the ball extended, only to be met by Mr. Shaquille O'Neal and his tree trunk arms. Crash. Bang. Flagrant '2' foul. Bye, Shaq.
Was that foul "unnecessary and excessive"? I definitely don't think so — as you'll soon see/hear on today's TBJ vidcast — but hey, you be the judge. But before you decide, check out Shaq's hilarious Sir Issac Newton explanation of the collision:
"The law of physics states that a body in motion stays in motion," O'Neal said. "And if you have two objects that meet in the air, the smaller object is going to fall much harder at the same rate of speed it was going. I've never been the type of player to take anyone out. I was going for the ball."
Yes, Shaq knows not how he may appear to the world; but feels like a boy playing on the seashore, diverting himself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before him.