A day after comparing himself to Erick Dampier, the Miami Heat’s Shaquile O’Neal got a little more creative in his self-deprecation. From the New York Daily News’ Ohm Youngmisuk.

Shaquille O’Neal admits there is something more painful than the throbbing right thigh that kept him out of his first playoff game ever.

O’Neal cannot bear to watch himself play with the injury.

“It’s not me,” O’Neal said yesterday after a team meeting at the Ritz-Carlton hotel. “That’s Shawn Bradley and Gheorghe Muresan mixed in one.

(revival time!)

There you have it. Improbably, in the midst of the playoffs’ 2nd round, we’ve managed to link to stories in consecutive days that had gratuitious Gheorghe Muresan references. Any chance of “My Giant” ending up on the Alamo Drafthouse schedule for June?