Shaq back in market - for new nickname
Now that he's signed with the Boston Celtics, Shaquille O'Neal is looking for a nickname that will fit in with his new city.
The Celtics' website trumpeted the signing of ''The Big Shamrock'' this week, when O'Neal signed a deal that will reportedly pay him the veterans' minimum over the next two seasons.
O'Neal wrote on Twitter: ''hello green town. ok what u got 4 nicknames? make um good.''
In a variety of online polls, ''The Big Shamrock'' and ''The Big Leprechaun'' are leading the way along with ''The Green Monster.'' Also receiving votes: ''The Jolly Green Giant,'' ''The Shamroq,'' ''Red Auershaq,'' ''Shaqachusetts'' and ''Tip-in O'Neal.''
No word yet from O'Neal on whether he has a preference.
O'Neal has been known as ''Shaq-Daddy,'' ''The Big Shaqtus'' in Phoenix and ''The Big Witness'' in Cleveland.