Possible Nicknames For Shaq With The Celtics

August 4, 2010 – 1:35 pm by Ryan Phillips

As we know, Shaquille O’Neal loves to give himself nicknames. Over his career he’s referred to himself as “The Diesel,” “Shaq Fu,” “The Big Aristotle,” “The Big Daddy,” “Superman,” “The Big Agave,” “The Big Cactus,” “The Big Shaqtus,”  “Wilt Chamberneezy,” “The Big Baryshnikov,” and “Dr. Shaq.”

Now that he’s (reportedly) signed with the Boston Celtics, we feel it’s time someone else dropped a nickname on the big guy.

So here are some Boston-related nicknames for the big fella’ to choose from.

The Big Minuteman
This, of course, has nothing to do with the Revolutionary War, instead it’s a reference to how long it takes Shaq to get up the court on offense.

The Big Sully
Let’s face it, every group of friends in Boston has someone named “Sully,” right? At least, that’s the way we imagine things. Yeah, we’ve seen Good Will Hunting one too many times. So naturally we think “The Big Three” in Boston need a sidekick named Sully. How you like them apples Kobe?

The Shaq On A Hill
Boston is often referred to as “The City on a Hill,” because of Massachusetts Bay Colony’s governor John Winthrop’s vision of creating the Biblical “City on a Hill.”

The Jolly Green Giant
Come on, the guy is huge and he’ll be wearing green. We can’t be the only ones thinking this.

The Big Leprechaun
Again, pretty obvious. So Shaq has apparently embraced his Irish heritage and signed with the Celtics. What? The guy’s last name is O’Neal.

The Big Bean
Obviously Boston loves its baked beans. Hopefully Boston fans will love their new center.

Tito
Why? Because Jermaine O’Neal will open the season as the Celtics’ starting center and is younger than Shaq. The elder O’Neal “brother” will be there to backup Jermaine. Much like another brother in another famous family.

The Boston Pop
The city of Boston’s takes much pride in its symphony orchestra the Boston Pops. Shaq, being the oldest active player in the NBA is certainly the “Pops” of the league.

Two more additions to the list from our very own Hick Flick:

The Bigger Nasty
There is no bigger compliment from a Bostonian than “he’s nasty.” Well, since Corliss Williamson was already “The Big Nasty,” I guess that would make Shaq “The Bigger Nasty.”

The Black Nomah
“Black Nomah” kind of sounds like “Black Mamba” when said quickly. Plus it plays up the incredibly over-hyped rivalry Shaq has with Kobe Bryant. But we’ll be honest, we only really put this on here so that we had an excuse to hear Boston fans say “Nomaahhhhhhhhh” again.

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  1. 48 Responses to “Possible Nicknames For Shaq With The Celtics”

  2. Hahaha, I like The Big Minuteman and the Big Bean.

    Tito is pretty good as well.

    How about Baby’s Daddy
    Because he is the elder of the two large men that went to LSU…Also it will not allow Glen Davis to get away from his nickname, no matter how hard he tries.

    By DiLo on Aug 4, 2010

  3. You forgot Lucky Charm

    By mamad on Aug 4, 2010

  4. “The Big Shillelagh”

    By Russell S on Aug 4, 2010

  5. At this point in his career, how about “The Big Spare Part”.

    By Tommy Boy on Aug 4, 2010

  6. The Big Shamrock

    By Chris on Aug 4, 2010

  7. Clearly, “Shaq-aih ar la” would be the best, which is a take on “tcoidaih ar la,” meaning “Our day will come” in Gaelic.

    By Ben on Aug 4, 2010

  8. The Big Dig
    The Green Monster
    The Black Larry Bird

    By Dirty on Aug 4, 2010

  9. Shaqtic. You don’t have to add the cheesey “Big” infront of it and it sounds mystical and Irish at the same time.

    By John T on Aug 4, 2010

  10. Chris is right … has to be the Big Shamrock. It’s the first thing that pops into your head without thinking about it.

    By Purnal on Aug 4, 2010

  11. How about the “Big Breakdown”. At this point of his career, all he will do is collect his paycheck while only playing 20 full games out of the season. Shaq, I think it is time to retire…

    By jukie on Aug 4, 2010

  12. Can’t believe I didn’t think of the Big Shamrock. +1

    By Phillips on Aug 4, 2010

  13. The Four-Ringed Clover.

    By bdub21 on Aug 4, 2010

  14. Red Auershaq?

    By Ben F on Aug 4, 2010

  15. The Green Monster

    By Aaron on Aug 4, 2010

  16. 727 – It was, at one time, the biggest and most powerful commercial plane in the sky and they’re still flying.

    By islandmanbb on Aug 4, 2010

  17. Just plain and Simple+ ShaqRock

    By Eric on Aug 5, 2010

  18. The Green Monster FTW!

    By Dee on Aug 5, 2010

  19. What about the “Big C”???

    By Drizzle on Aug 5, 2010

  20. “The Big Three.”

    ‘Cause, you know, he weighs as much as Allen, Pierce, and Garnett combined and all…

    “The Big Anchor.”

    ‘Cause, you know, he’ll weigh this team down and all…

    “Shaq-mus O’Neal.”

    ‘Cause it’s a play on the classicly Irish name “Seamus” and not very original…like most of the names the Big Soundbite has given himself over the years.

    Good luck with this guy, Boston. And by “good luck,” of course, I mean “EAT IT!”

    ‘Cause, you know, I’m a lifelong Lakers fan and all…

    By Smokey Joe on Aug 5, 2010

  21. The Big Fatass

    By Brian on Aug 5, 2010

  22. The Big Blarney

    McShaq Attack

    St. Shaqtrick

    By Dave on Aug 5, 2010

  23. “The Big Three Hundred” – reference to Shaq’s weight

    “The Big Bruin” – Will play in the Fall while Perkins is out, hibernate during the Winter after Perkins comes back to recharge, and re-emerge in the Spring during the playoffs.

    By Mic on Aug 5, 2010

  24. How about Retire Already

    By beagamer on Aug 5, 2010

  25. Shaquilstiltskin

    By Silverdog on Aug 5, 2010

  26. How about the Garden Shaq?

    By John Beyrent on Aug 5, 2010

  27. Shrek!!

    By troy on Aug 5, 2010

  28. st shaqrick

    By ben on Aug 5, 2010

  29. the big a ss hole!

    By mel on Aug 5, 2010

  30. “Big Bird”
    “Lucky ONeal”
    “Black Bird”

    By Adam Murphy on Aug 5, 2010

  31. I get a big kick out of all of these names. Although I do think he should hang it up soon, his nicknames crack me up. Best ever, Shaqovic. Followed by the Big Cactus.

    By beagamer on Aug 5, 2010

  32. the BIG Leprechaun hehehhee

    By bobby on Aug 5, 2010

  33. the four leaf shaqlover

    By nets fan on Aug 5, 2010

  34. Since “This Old House” was based in Boston, how about “This Old Shaq”?

    By Scotty Boy on Aug 5, 2010

  35. I love Shaq, he has a great sense of humor, he seems like the gentle giant. I like these two possible choices, 1. Boss Celi, Shaq Celi. Good Luck Shaq, I’ll be watching.

    By stlmom on Aug 5, 2010

  36. Shaq a chan OR the Big Bean

    By J.D. Green on Aug 6, 2010

  37. …er…
    The Incredible Hulk (coz u know…he’s green now)
    The Green Barney (coz he’s as big as the dino)
    …er…

    By Yehliel on Aug 6, 2010

  38. how about…just…

    the big green

    By arizona guru on Aug 6, 2010

  39. or…

    the big MAC

    By arizona guru on Aug 6, 2010

  40. he is as big as a rock and as sterdy, so let just call him an immoveable object. No matter how old he gets as long as he can move up and down the court in descent time, he will be a force. Even for Dwright Howard.(who by the way is arguably the best center in the NBA)

    By shaq-rock on Aug 6, 2010

  41. I will Call him “the real Superman”

    By Julio Lewis (jr) on Aug 6, 2010

  42. the blarney stone

    By heatfan631 on Aug 6, 2010

  43. The Jiggly Green Giant

    By Graham Thordarson on Aug 6, 2010

  44. Shrek jajajaja
    I agree Troy +1
    Laker -traitor…..Lakers will win the finals again over a Convalescent Celtics Team!!!! jajajaja

    By Gustavo on Aug 6, 2010

  45. The Big Green Ring Machine!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By D.Harris on Aug 6, 2010

  46. Shaqabrine.

    By Adam Goodman on Aug 7, 2010

  47. Big baby’s Daddy

    By troy on Aug 9, 2010

  48. I like the nickname Diesel Hybrid or the Hybrid Diesel because ya know, hes gone green!

    By Branden on Aug 11, 2010

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