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Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal ( /ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" ( /ˈʃæk/ SHAK), is an American retired basketball player, former rapper and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 19-year career, O'Neal used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. Following his career at Louisiana State University, O'Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He quickly became one of the top centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. After four years with the Magic, O'Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He won three consecutive championships in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Amid tension between O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004, and his fourth NBA championship followed in 2006. Midway through the 2007–2008 season he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers

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Russell Simmons -- SHAQ'S A DOPE RAPPER ... I Wish I Woulda Signed Him

Russell Simmons
SHAQ'S A DOPE RAPPER I Wish I Woulda Signed Him

Jay-Z, Kanye West, LL Cool J, who's missing? According to Russell Simmons it's Shaquille O'neal because the Hip Hop pioneer tells TMZ Sports he "wishes" he'd have signed Shaq to a record deal back… READ MORE >

Shaquille O'Neal & Waka Flocka Flame -- Sued For Mocking Fan on Social Media

Shaq & Waka Flaka
Sued For Mocking Fan on Social Media

Shaquille O'Neal and rapper Waka Flocka Flame just got hit with lawsuits for reposting a photo of a man with a rare disorder and mocking his appearance.Jahmel Binion posted a selfie back in April… READ MORE >

- 1 day ago
Shaq -- RAP AUDITION FOR PHARRELL ... Put Me On the NBA 2K15 Soundtrack!!!

Shaq
RAP AUDITION FOR PHARRELL Put Me On the NBA 2K15 Soundtrack!!!

Shaquille O'Neal wants to get BACK IN THE RAP GAME ... for real ... and he's so serious, he just made a freestyle rap audition video for Pharrell. Despite the fact it's been 16 years since… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Shaq -- DJ DIESEL ROCKS VEGAS ... Shaq Crushes 1st Club Gig

Shaq
DJ DIESEL ROCKS VEGAS ... Crushes 1st Club Gig

He came. He saw. He DJ'd ... and from what we're hearing, Shaq KILLED IT during his 1st night as a club DJ in Vegas last night. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Shaq -- who went by DJ Diesel -- took… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Kenny Smith -- I've Heard Shaq DJ ... He's Actually Pretty Good!

Kenny Smith
I've Heard Shaq DJ ... He's Actually Pretty Good!

Shaquille O'Neal is no JOKE at the turntables ... and will actually IMPRESS the crowd when he makes his debut as a nightclub DJ in Vegas next week ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Secret DJ Training ... In Miami Beach

Shaquille O'Neal
Secret DJ Training ... In Miami Beach

Shaquille O'Neal's upcoming DJ gig at a Vegas nightclub isn't a joke -- the NBA star has been secretly training in the art of the turntable for years ... TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- I'm a Club DJ Now ... And I'm Playin' Vegas!!

Shaquille O'Neal
I'm a Club DJ Now ... And I'm Playin' Vegas!!

He's been an MC ... he's been an MVP ... and now, Shaq Diesel is gonna be a nightclub DJ -- and he's already booked his first gig in Sin City ... TMZ Sports has learned. Shaq is all set to… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Apologizes for Mocking Man with Genetic Disorder

Shaquille O'Neal
Apologizes for Mocking Man with Genetic Disorder

Shaquille O'Neal has called and apologized to a Michigan man with a rare genetic disorder ... who claimed Shaq was mocking him in an Instagram photo. Shaq tweeted ... "Made a new friend today… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Shaq -- If I Had a Vote I'd Kick Sterling OUT of the NBA

Shaq
If I Had a Vote I'd Kick Sterling OUT of the NBA

Shaq says the Donald Sterling audio is "repugnant" and if he had a vote at the NBA table he'd get rid of the Clippers owner.Shaq tells TMZ sports he thinks at the very least Sterling should get a… READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Charles Barkley vs. Shaq -- RULES SET FOR MMA FIGHT ... No Punching In the Face!

Barkley vs. Shaq
RULES SET FOR MMA FIGHT ... No Punching In the Face!

Shaq vs. Barkley ... apparently, this is really happening. The NBA legends have been joking about fighting each other in an MMA match -- but last night on TNT, it seems the two are actually… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago

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