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Shaq -- Pranked at the Waffle House!

8/24/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Shaquille O'Neal got more than he bargained for when he sat down for breakfast at a Waffle House in Tennessee last week -- because the dude was the target of a practical joke that was executed to perfection.

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Sources at the Waffle House -- yeah, we got those too -- tell us Shaq arrived with Hoopz from the VH1 reality show "Flavor of Love" ... and they both saddled up at the counter.

We're told they each ordered scrambled eggs with cheese and a waffle -- and Shaq had an orange juice ... an OJ that would play a key role in the prank when Shaq got up to use the bathroom.

We're told Hoopz pulled the 'ol "Dump the salt in the OJ" routine -- and when Shaq returned from the can, he took a big, fat sip of the tainted concoction. We're told everybody laughed at the gag ... including the big man.

But the best part of the meal -- when it came time to pay the $20 bill ... Shaq left a $30 tip.


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Domonique    

Wow.Shaq f*cked up his marriage.And, now he messin with a video ho. sad...

1530 days ago
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azriderz    

shaq is good people! i only met him once, but i have a number of friends in the industry and other friends who came across him.... honestly there is no other athlete who is so down to earth to meet and donates so much time and money to the community than you could ever imagine. he may seem like a bit of a media whore, but he is just having a good time. there is no athlete who is bigger than life, yet so down to earth. props to shaq! we miss him here in PV!

1530 days ago
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Truth    

HARVEY... THIS BOREFEST NEEDED IT'S OWN ENTRY? SLOW NEWS DAY?? WTF! I SMELL DESPERATION. NEXT YEAR, I CAN SEE TMZ LIKE THE ENQUIRER - 30% TRUTH, 70% AD LIB. GET HELP BEFORE THAT TIME COMES, JUST SAYIN.

1530 days ago
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Ben Gleck    

I'm still mad about him and Kobe screwing up Jerry West's Lakers. But off the court, I got to admit Shaq is one of the good guys.

1530 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

Shaq is a good guy but salt in the oj..big fricking deal..

1530 days ago
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jinn    

Maybe she would have got an $80 tip if she hadn't tried to put him in the hospital. Last time I go to Waffle House

1530 days ago
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azriderz    

and no disrespect to charles.... he still is the greatest in gainey/mc cormick ranch!

1530 days ago
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RVF    

That was in Tennessee (Louisville to be exact, right outside the Knoxville Airport)...Hoopz lives here now! There were alot of Shaq sightings last week. Word is the two are dating. We may be seeing a LOT of the big guy now!

1530 days ago
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corey    

i love the waffle house

1530 days ago
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Ms Kris    

TMZ You did not do the simple research for this story?

Her name is Nicole Alexander Winner of season 1 of Flavor of Love & also the winner of season 1 of I Love Money

And, did your site in the past input a story about her in a sex tape?

No link to that?

1530 days ago
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follow @mainetechnj    

That was wrong I would not laughing

1530 days ago
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Lady G    

That was the most boring thing I have ever read. In my life.

1530 days ago
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gossipgirl86    

Hoopz????? His ex wife looks way better! He likes the light skinned black girls! That's cool!

1530 days ago
14.

TechnoSwagg    

dats 1 big azz giant *****h he left his wife 4 sum groupies ... shaq u gone end up just like magic if u ain't careful....but, REAL TALK....

~> TMZ when you gone talk about Baby signing a new artist to Young Money ... C'mon MTO ya'll spose 2 have the latest!!! His name iz S.B. Hollywood and 4 all ya'll late comers whose only source of newz is on here dis [EXPLETIVE] iz fiyah check him out on myspace.com/officialsbhollywood

1530 days ago
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Bigtop22    

I'm not even mad at Hoopz; these broke azz men out here!!!!! Get it girl (and I have a very good job!!!!!)

1530 days ago
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