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Shaquille O'Neal

Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal (pronounced /ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" (/ˈʃæk/ SHAK), is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Boston Celtics. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he is one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 18-year career, O'Neal has used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds. After the retirement of Lindsey Hunter on March 5, 2010, O'Neal became the oldest active player in the NBA. Following a standout 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, playing alongside Kobe Bryant, in 2000, 2001, and 2002. O'Neal's relationship with Bryant eventually declined into a feud, leading to O'Neal's trade to the Miami Heat in 2004. He won his fourth NBA championship.

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Kobe Bryant -- Get Over Your Beef with Shaq ... Says Ex-Teammate

Kobe Bryant
Get Over Your Beef with Shaq ... Says Ex-Teammate

Kobe Bryant’s gotta stop trashing Shaq’s NBA work ethic in the media, because it’s starting to get personal … so says one of their former teammates. We spoke with Tracy… READ MORE >

Shaq Investigation -- WE LIKE BEING COUCH'D ... Co-Workers Say

Shaq Investigation
WE LIKE BEING COUCH'D ... Co-Workers Say

A bunch of Shaquille O'Neal's co-workers at TNT are PISSED ... and it's all because the days of being attacked at the office by the ex-NBA star might be over for good. We spoke to several people… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
Shaq Investigation -- X-Rays Prove You Jacked Up My Neck ... Accuser Says

Shaq Investigation
X-Ray Proves You Jacked Up My Neck ... Accuser Says

The man who claims he was attacked by Shaquille O'Neal says the injuries to his neck and spine were so bad, he needed major surgery to repair the damage ... and says X-rays show just how bad it… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Investigation Stems from Couch Gag ... from TNT Show

Shaquille O'Neal
Investigation Stems from Couch Gag ... from TNT Show

The man who claims he was attacked by Shaquille O'Neal was merely the victim of a "couch gag" that Shaq routinely pulls on the show ... sources close to the investigation tell TMZ Sports. O'Neal… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Under Investigation ... Allegedly Punched Man at TV Studio

Shaquille O'Neal
Under Investigation Allegedly Punched Man at TV Studio

Shaquille O'Neal is under investigation by Atlanta Police ... after a man claims the ex-NBA star punched him at Turner studios last year ... though Shaq claims the two were simply horsing around.  READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Shaq -- WATCH THIS GUY GET KICKED IN THE NUTS ... That's How We Roll At LSU

Shaq
WATCH THIS GUY GET KICKED IN THE NUTS That's How We Roll At LSU

Shaquille O'Neal hit up a famous college bar at LSU last night ... and watched some of the college kids kick each other in the balls ... GOOD TIMES!!!Shaq rolled into Reggie's in Baton Rouge --… READ MORE >

- 59 days ago
Charles Barkley -- Drops Kellen Winslow Masturbation Joke ... On Live TV!

Charles Barkley
Drops Kellen Winslow Masturbation Joke ... On Live TV!

Kellen Winslow is now a comedy "target" ... and not just because he allegedly masturbated at one. The NY Jets tight end was the butt of a Charles Barkley joke on last night's "Inside the NBA" --… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
O.C. Choppers -- We're Making a Huge Bike ... FOR SHAQ!

O.C. Choppers
We're Making a Huge Bike ... For Shaq!

The guys from O.C. Choppers are in the process of making one of their biggest bikes ever for Shaq ... and TMZ has learned it was customized for the big man with his NBA injuries in mind. Shaq -- a… READ MORE >

- 98 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- I Still Believe in Chris Christie

Shaquille O'Neal
I Still Believe in Chris Christie

Longtime Chris Christie supporter Shaquille O'Neal is refusing to turn his back on the New Jersey Governor in the wake of Bridgegate -- telling TMZ, he still believes in Christie despite… READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
Shaq -- D-Wade's $1 Million Engagement Ring ... Was a GREAT Move!

Shaq
D-Wade's $1 Million Engagement Ring ... Was a GREAT Move!

Good news for Dwyane Wade ... he's officially received Shaq's approval to marry Gabrielle Union -- and the Big Man tells TMZ Sports he's GLAD D-Wade dropped $1 million on the engagement ring!!Shaq… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago

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