Shaq Approves of Joel Przybilla's Nickname
Before the opening tip, Shaq and Przybilla shared a hug and a laugh or two at center court. Given their recent history of some minor altercations, I found this to be a bit odd, and got the chance to ask Shaq about it after the game.
His hilarious response comes at about the 4:07 mark, right after he's done admiring my iPhone, which I use to record the players' postgame comments.
Shaq may have yucked it up with Przybilla right before tip off, but once the game got started, it was all business. Not only did Shaq score on him on the game's very first possession, but he picked up a technical foul later for smacking Przybilla in the face on a follow through after he was fouled. I still get the feeling that Shaq enjoys having big games against Przybilla, hilarious nicknames aside.
Previously on FanHouse:
Shaq Dominates His First Matchup With Oden
Shaq Enjoys Playing Against Joel Przybilla