The Big Shamrock: Shaq Coming To Boston?

A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN tweets:

Celtics appear to be close to signing Shaquille O'Neal. Will have the story up shortly.

More details as they emerge.  If this happens, count me as somebody who is extremely excited to see Shaq in green.

UPDATE: David Aldridge confirms Blakely's story:

Props to @SherrodbCSN in Boston for being first: Cs are indeed "close," according to league source, to signing Shaq. Story soon on NBA.com.

UPDATE #2: Chris Broussard tweets: 

Shaq to Celtics likely done either tonight or tomorrow, source says. Shaq to ATL not totally dead, but Diesel most likely joining Celtics.

UPDATE #3From David Aldridge's story:

The Celtics, the source said, have told O'Neal that he has to come off the bench next season, and that O'Neal said he could accept a reserve role for the first time in his career. 

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