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Shaq to VH1: My Wife Better Not Bash Me on TV

4/14/2010 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille O'Neal believes his estranged wife Shaunie O'Neal may be cooking up a "televised revenge" plot on her VH1 reality show -- and now he's making legal threats to keep her from Shaq-bashing on the air.

Shaq and his Wife

Shaq's lawyer has fired off a letter to the network -- obtained by TMZ -- in which he demands VH1 immediately halt production on "any further episodes of 'Basketball Wives' which make any reference to Mr. O'Neal."

Shaq's lawyer claims Shaunie signed a confidentiality agreement at some point in their relationship -- so if she says anything about Shaq on TV, she and the production company will find their asses in court.

The first episode of the show already ran last week and show #2 -- which reportedly features a scene centered around Shaunie's relationship with Shaq  -- is scheduled to run Sunday. Sources close to the show tell us it's unclear whether or not the next episode will make air.

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46.

RJ    

Shaq may want to seek some advice from Dwight Howard since there is no mention on the show AT ALL that the dancer/groupie Royce is Howard's baby mama. She obviously isn't trying to mess up her money...LOL

1589 days ago
47.

ashley    

This will be Khloe & Lamar in about a year....if even that long, LOL

1588 days ago
48.

Ashley    

This will be Khloe & Lamar in about a year......(if that long) LOL

1588 days ago
49.

allgrownup    

YOU SHOULD HAVE KEPT YOUR MOUTH SHUT SHAUNIE!!! how could you be so silly. you women on hear condoning her but she got what she bargained for..don't feel sorry for her, feel sorry for the first husband who she left for Shaq. After leaving him,she had the nerve to return to the same church she attended with him driving the Benz that shaq bought for her. don't forget she has 5 kids (the oldest is not shaq),,but now he has seen his mother with three different men (his dad, shaq and now marlon) he is only 12. so when you sit back and think she has it going on remember she is supposed to be raising 5 kids,,how could she have time to sit back and hang out with this women when she has 5 kids under the age of 12. this tell you who she is... shaq ain't finish with her ass,,he's very well respected

1588 days ago
50.

Julie Bum    

Money Money Money It's all about money

1588 days ago
51.

kcv    

Shaq...after reading all your e-mails and text messages online, I see why you don't want her to talk about you. Guess what? The cats' out of the bag! After watching the first episode, all you have to do is google "shaq cheating divorce" and it's enough to keep you entertained for hours. What a man whore and bully, some of the things you said to your groupies show that you're just like Tiger "thinking you're entitled". Also, I'm sure the rest of the NBA is not happy with you sleeping with their fiancee's and baby mommas and THEN advising them how to get the best child support from them. Never thought much about Shaq and Shaunie, but she seems like a class act that deserves way better. Team Shaunie!

1588 days ago
52.

Lisa    

I'm lost, does he KNOW for a FACT that she's going to spill the beans? From what she said during an interview, she will RARELY be seen on the show. She will be behind the scenes and really didn't want to be featured on the show. She just wanted to show what the NBA wives go through. The premise of the show is wonderful because I'm sure I'm not the only one who is curious and wants to know. But if there's a legal do***ent that will prevent her from giving the dirt on Diesel, then we'll have to settle for the dirt on the other women.

1588 days ago
53.

Becca    

Shaq's attorney should check his spelling before he sends off a letter. It should be, Mr. Hime, not Hine.

1586 days ago
54.

ali moncrease    

all those women do is shop and talk **** get a job

1583 days ago
55.

CrazyE    

Shaunie is a groupie her damn self...and a true snake in the grass. (I know personally). What goes around comes around but i can't knock her. She knew EXACTLY what she was doing, especially getting knocked up four times. She's set for life even if she doesn't do well with her talk show. Shaq, you should've known better.

1569 days ago
56.

jay b.    

Shaunie is a mutli-millionaire because of Shaq. Give me a break, like Shaq is the only celebrity to cheat on his wife. At least these chicks get PAID when they do it. WTF do men get when women stray?

1549 days ago
57.

brooklynnat    

Shaq should be happy someone's keeping his name relevant!!!

1175 days ago
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