Shaquille O’Neal has gone up against his fair share of big men, but not all of these matchups have been on the hardwood.
In July of 2009, O’Neal made a guest appearance as host for WWE’s Monday Night Raw, but things turned physical when the Big Show taunted Shaq into the ring.
The fight started with a couple of shoves back and forth, but quickly intensified when the Big Show grabbed Shaq by the neck. The then-Cavaliers big man countered by grabbing the Big Show’s neck.
After a few seconds, the stand-off was broken up and O’Neal made his move. He charged at the Big Show, knocking him out of the ring.
Hopefully for the Celtics, Shaq brings that same intensity to the court in Boston.
NESN.com will showcase one Moment of Shaq every day until the Celtics open the season against the Heat on Oct. 26 at the TD Garden.
Wednesday, Aug. 11: Shaq wears pink bikini after losing exhibition boxing match to Shane Mosley.