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At seven feet one inch tall, Shaquille O’Neal is larger than life. Many know him simply as “Shaq.” The basketball giant was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, NJ to mother Lucille O’Neal. His biological father, Joseph Toney, abandoned him at birth. The two didn’t reunite until 2016. He considers stepfather, Sgt. Phillip Harrison, to be his dad. Harrison died Sept. 10, 2013. The baller takes education seriously. He is the only current or former NBA player to have a bachelors, masters, and doctorate. He played for Louisiana State University before getting drafted by the Orlando Magic as the first overall pick in 1992. He cast his spell on the team and won Rookie of the Year and took the team all the way to the NBA Finals in 1995. Shaq took home three rings as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000, 2001, and 2002. This hot commodity took his talents down to South Beach to join the Miami Heat in 2004. He added to his collection with one more NBA Championship title in 2006. Before retiring in 2011, Shaq played the final seasons of his pro career in Phoenix beginning in 2007. He also won gold at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. In March 2017, a bronze statue was erected of the former Lakers player outside Staples Center in Los Angeles. The retired superstar purchased a small percentage of the Sacramento Kings in 2013 and invests in tech companies. He is also proud of his involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a national spokesperson. Sheriff Shaq may be in the future. He’s expressed intent to run in 2020, but has not announced what city. He already has some experience with a badge. He was sworn in as an honorary Clayton County sheriff’s deputy in December 2016 and he serves as a reserve officer in Doral, FL, Miami Beach, Tempe, Port of Los Angeles, and Golden Beach. Shaq married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the union ended in divorce. The former couple has four children together – Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’Arah. He has another daughter, Taahirah, from a previous relationship with ex Arnetta Yardbourgh. He’s been in a longterm relationship with girlfriend Laticia Rolle. Shaq and fiancé Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander broke off their engagement in August 2012. He also allegedly had an affair with mistress Vanessa Lopez.

Shaq Says NBA Players Have 2 AM Curfew, Unless Opponent Sucks

NBA Players Have 2 AM Curfew ... Unless Opponent Sucks

Shaquille O'Neal says there are pretty clear (unwritten) rules when it comes to hitting the clubs before an NBA game -- the worse the opponent, the later you can rage!  "If you're playing… READ MORE >

Steve Aoki Describes 'Holy S**t' Moment of Riding Shaq Just Like Gronk

Steve Aoki
Shaq Gave Me a Ride Just Like Gronk ... 'Holy S**t!'

Wanna know what it's like to ride Shaq like a damn roller coaster?! Wonder no more, normies -- 'cause we got Steve Aoki at LAX, and he recounted the harrowing experience of hoppin' on the… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Shaq and Gronk Have Dance Off During Ultra Festival Weekend

Shaq vs. Gronk
Dance Off During Ultra Festival Weekend!!!

Shaq threw an insane party in Miami during Ultra Weekend ... and it culminated in an epic dance-off with none other than Gronk! The tallest guy in the room hosted Shaq's Fun House party which was… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Kobe Bryant Details Fistfight With Shaq

Kobe Bryant
Hell Yeah, I Threw Punches at Shaq ... He Started It!!

Imagine seeing the massive fist of a 7-foot-1-inch giant coming at your face ... then imagine having the cojones to throw a punch right back!!  Kobe Bryant gave a blow-by-blow of his very… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Shareef O'Neal Hits Game-Winning Buzzer Beater w/ Shaq Courtside!

Shareef O'Neal
Hits Game-Winning Buzzer Beater ... w/ Shaq Courtside!

Cool moment for Shaquille O'Neal -- he got to watch his kid, Shareef, hit the game-winning shot in a big high school hoops tournament ... and Papa Diesel couldn't have been prouder! Shaq and the… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Big Show: Match With Shaq Ain't Happening, Here's Why

Big Show
Match With Shaq Ain't Happening ... Here's Why

Sad day for everyone who wanted to witness nearly 1,000 pounds of man tossed around a wresting ring ... WWE superstar Big Show says his match with Shaq ain't happening, and he's telling TMZ… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Shaq Says Million Dollar Parties Won't Stop, 2 More to Throw!

Million Dollar Parties Won't Stop ... 2 More to Throw!

Great news for Shaq's kids -- there are more MILLION DOLLAR PARTIES in your future, and this is coming straight from the man with the cash, dear old Shaq Daddy. The Diesel has already thrown huge… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
NBA's Reggie Jackson Reveals Jacked Up Feet!

NBA's Reggie Jackson
Reveals Jacked Up Feet!

NASTY FOOT ALERT!  Turns out, Shaq's not the only NBA star with jacked up feet ... right, Reggie Jackson?! The Detroit Pistons star put his busted up feet on display in the team locker room… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Shaq Drops LaVar Ball Diss Track

Drops LaVar Ball Diss Track

BOOM!!!! Shaq Diesel just responded to LaVar Ball a la Tupac -- with a brand new killer 3 minute diss track going right after the Big Baller.  O'Neal's flow is straight fire over a classic… READ MORE >

- 267 days ago
Shaq To LaVar Ball: I Accept Your Hoops Challenge, Bet My Scalp I Win

Shaq To LaVar Ball
I Accept Your Challenge ... I Bet My Scalp I Win

LaVar Ball's mouth might've finally written a check his ass can't cash, because Shaq has accepted the Big Ballers' challenge, and he's putting his dome on the line for victory. This all got… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
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