• Shaq apparently doesn’t like Boston accents, according to Vanity Fair (via the Herald):
Wicked awesome new Celtic Shaquille O’Neal told Vanity Fair this week he’ll do “whatever it takes” to keep his six kids from getting a Boston accent.
The four-time NBA champion told the maggie’s scribe dropping r’s in his house will have consequences.
“That’s when they get grounded,” said the 15-time all-star.
This is what passes for NBA news in August.
• More important: HoopsWorld does us the favor of listing the remaining free agents by position. Most relevant for the C’s:
Small Forwards – Tracy McGrady, Jarvis Hayes, Jerry Stackhouse, Adam Morrison, Ime Udoka, Rodney Carney, Tim Thomas, Joe Alexander, Bobby Simmons, Yakhouba Diawara, Devean George, Stephen Graham, James Singleton
Shooting Guards – Larry Hughes, Flip Murray, Devin Brown, Michael Finley, J.R. Giddens, Trenton Hassell, Quinton Ross, Sasha Pavlovic, Damien Wilkins.
I doubt any of these guys are coming to Boston at this point, but these are the names.