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The Orlando Sentinel executed a midseason Q&A session  with the Magic’s version of Danny Ainge ‘ president of basketball operations Otis Smith — and he essentially called the Celtics a bunch of what singer Everlast called “fake tough guys, trying to act hard.” Here’s the exchange:
- Sentinel: One could argue the Celtics are tough.
- Smith: They act tough. They’re not really tough. They act tough.
The Celtics are just 5-8 against the Magic during the regular season since the arrival of Kevin Garnett  and Ray Allen , but they own a 7-6 advantage against Orlando in the postseason ‘ and that’s without Garnett in the lineup for a 4-3 Eastern Conference semifinals loss during the 2008-09 playoffs. The C’s ousted the Magic 4-2 in the conference finals last season, when many critics questioned the Magic’s toughness (rightfully so).
JERMAINE O’NEAL  HAS A FASHION LINE?
The future of Jermaine O’Neal‘s basketball career remains in limbo, as we await a decision Wednesday  on how he’ll treat his knee moving forward this season, but he may already be setting himself up for his next venture as a fashion mogul.
O’Neal will be rolling out a new fashion line of casual sportswear, Le Jaunty, over the course of the 2011 calendar year.
‘I’ve always been into fashion,’ O’Neal told WWD.com . ‘I’m from Columbia, S.C., and my family is very religious. We’d go to church and Sunday school and we always had to dress up. I enjoyed that.’
Just when you thought O’Neal’s season couldn’t get less interesting …
THE ASSOCIATION: EPISODE 2
Eipsode 2 of the behind-the-scenes documentary “The Association: Boston Celtics ” airs on Friday night at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Episode 1  was a must-see for any Celtics fan. Here’s the remaining schedule:
- Episode 2: Friday, 7 p.m.
- Episode 3: Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
- Episode 4: March 16, 7 p.m.
- Episode 5: April 15, 8 p.m.
SHAQUILLE O’NEAL’S DOUBLE STUFF