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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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Shaq vs. Kenny -- Sub-Zero Severed My Spine (Crazy Violent Video)

Shaq vs. Kenny
Sub-Zero Severed My Spine (Crazy Violent Video)

Shaquille O'Neal was cut in half ... and had his spinal cord ripped in half ... all in the same day -- and it was all thanks to Kenny "The Jet" Smith.… READ MORE >

Chris Webber -- I'M DEAD WEIGHT ... For Shaquille O'Neal

Chris Webber
I'M DEAD WEIGHT ... For Shaquille O'Neal

More proof Shaq is really REALLY strong ... he just did a full set of seated rows at the gym using all of the weight on the machine .... PLUS AN ENTIRE CHRIS… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Shaq's Son -- Beats Dad In 1-On-1 ... 'I Wanna Play LeBron'

Shaq's Son
Beats Dad In 1-On-1 'I Wanna Play LeBron'

Talk about setting goals ... Shaquille O'Neal's 16-year-old basketball star son says he's already CONQUERED his father in a game of 1-on-1 ... and now he's got… READ MORE >

- 3 days ago
Shaq's Son Shareef -- He'll Be Just As Good As Dad ... Says AAU Coach

Shaq's Son Shareef
He'll Be Just As Good As Dad ... Says AAU Coach

Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the (gigantic) tree ... cause Shaquille O'Neal's 15-year-old son, Shareef, is going to be the family's next HUGE NBA star ... so says his AAU coach. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Charles Barkley -- Adam Silver Is Right ... I'm Way Better Looking Than Shaq

Charles Barkley
Adam Silver Is Right I'm Way Better Looking Than Shaq

Pretty funny moment on "Inside the NBA" Wednesday night ... when Charles Barkley and Shaq watched the TMZ Sports clip of NBA commish Adam Silver having to choose… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
NBA's Adam Silver -- Charles Barkley's a Beautiful Man

NBA's Adam Silver
Charles Barkley's a Beautiful Man

Charles Barkley has been called a lot of things ... a lot of which we can't publish here ... but now he can add "incredibly good looking guy" to the list ...… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Ripped by Judge For Insta-Shaming Fan ... But Lawsuit Gets Tossed Anyway

Shaquille O'Neal
Ripped by Judge For Insta-Shaming But Lawsuit Gets Tossed Anyway

Shaquille O'Neal was way out of line when he took an Instagram potshot at an innocent guy's face -- but he's still gonna get away without paying the guy a cent ... according to a Michigan… READ MORE >

- 56 days ago
UFC's Frankie Edgar -- Let's Get Shaq In the Octagon ... He's Got Real Talent!

UFC's Frankie Edgar
Let's Get Shaq In the Octagon ... He's Got Real Talent!

// He can hoop, he can rap, he can act (sorta) ... but can Shaquille O'Neal fight MMA?! There's one UFC superstar who believes in the Big Fella ... Frankie "The Answer" Edgar ... who tells TMZ… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Shaq -- I'm a Virtual Casino Mogul ... Who Wants to Play ShaqJack?!

Shaq
I'm a Virtual Casino Mogul Who Wants to Play ShaqJack?!

Here's video of Shaquille O'Neal in a skin-tight bodysuit ... dancing, golfing and goofing around ... all for a new casino-themed video game ... complete with a… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Shaq -- Shootout with Giant Son

Shaq
Shootout with Giant Son

// Shaq Vs. .... his 16-year-old son Shareef ... in a long-range shooting contest -- and it was all on video. Turns out ... Shaq's boy is a rising high school basketball star (in part due to the… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago

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