View Full Version : Riley may sic sumo wrestlers on Shaq

12-26-2005, 08:45 PM
Shaquille O'Neal laughed at the idea: diaper-clad men of gargantuan size summoned as battering rams to make the NBA's most imposing big man even better.

Don't laugh, Shaq. It might happen.

Coach Pat Riley is talking about adding extra bulk - and he means real tonnage - to Miami Heat practices.

Riley's idea? Sumo wrestlers.

"We're going to bring them in and have them lean on him and lean on him and we're not going to let him just back them in," Riley said. "And then he's going to have to take 100 jump hooks and 100 turnaround jumpers." In Riley's eyes, there isn't much difference between sumo wrestling and the way teams defend his 7-foot-1, 340-pound center. Matches between sumotoris dressed in mawashis - diapers, in the vernacular of the uninformed - typically last 10 to 15 seconds, with two massive men pushing and shoving, trying to knock the other from a circular area.


12-30-2005, 11:19 PM
Is this serious? Like is he serious because I would love that cause I really want Shaq to be unstoppable in the playoffs because thats what we need to take down detroit.

12-30-2005, 11:37 PM
This is old, and he was joking.