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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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Shaquille O'Neal -- BEACH & BOOTY ... During Florida Vacation

Shaquille O'Neal
BEACH & BOOTY ... During FL Vacation

Call him Shaquille O'NEILL ... 'cause the retired NBA Big Man hit the ocean hard in Florida this week ... with his super hot girlfriend by his side -- and TMZ Sports has the pics. Shaq… READ MORE >

Ernie Johnson -- My Shaq Impression ... IS INCREDIBLE! (Video)

Ernie Johnson
My Shaq Impression IS INCREDIBLE!

Who knew Ernie Johnson had impressions?!?! Turns out, the "Inside the NBA" host can do one helluva "Shaq" -- nailing his co-host during an event for the NBA2K15 video game ... and it was all… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
Shaq -- I'm NEVER Going Back to Rap Again ... Like Never Ever

Shaq
I'm NEVER Going Back to Rap Again ... Like Never Ever

If you loved Shaquille O'Neal's "Kobe, Tell Me How My Ass Tastes" -- don't lose your copy, 'cause there will NEVER be a follow-up track ... according to Shaq himself. We got the Diesel in NYC and… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Katt Williams -- BLASTS Shaq ... Stay the HELL Out Of Comedy!

Katt Williams
Blasts Shaq ... Stay Out Of Comedy!

Katt Williams is mad as hell -- again -- and this time he's taking aim at Shaquille O'Neal for jumping into the world of comedy ... which Williams says he's got NO BUSINESS doing.Our photog asked… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
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 >

- 29 days ago
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 >

- 29 days 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 >

- 35 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 >

- 62 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 >

- 71 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 >

- 73 days ago

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