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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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Kobe Bryant -- Reuniting With Shaq ... 'I Shoulda Kept My Mouth Shut'

Kobe Bryant
Reuniting With Shaq 'I Shoulda Kept My Mouth Shut'

Kobe Bryant went face-to-face with Shaquille O'Neal on Shaq's podcast -- and both NBA stars expressed serious regrets about the way things played out between them over the… READ MORE >

Shaquille O'Neal -- Yo, Scottie Pippen ... Come Hang with Me (VIDEO)

Shaq
Yo, Scottie Pippen ... Come Hang with Me

Shaquille O'Neal is sticking to his story -- Scottie Pippen's Bulls would get crushed by his championship Lakers -- but now he's admitting Scottie IS good enough for… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
Dennis Rodman -- Black Celebs Wanted ... to Support Hulk Hogan

Dennis Rodman
Black Celebs Wanted ... To Support Hulk Hogan

Dennis Rodman's not only standing up for Hulk Hogan ... he's desperately trying to get together a squad of famous African-Americans to vouch for Hulk NOT being a racist.    Rodman says… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Sorry Scottie, Shaq's Right ... Lakers Were Better

Matt Barnes
Sorry Scottie, Shaq's Right ... Lakers Were Better

Shaq's got an ally in his war on Scottie Pippen ... Matt Barnes ... who says the NBA star is delusional if he thinks the Bulls would beat the Lakers in a battle of… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Shaq -- RIPS SCOTTIE PIPPEN ... You Were MJ's Bitch

Shaq
RIPS SCOTTIE PIPPEN ... You Were MJ's Bitch

Shaq just opened fire on Scottie Pippen -- saying he can't talk smack when it comes to championships because all he did was ride Michael Jordan's coattails.  It all started when Shaq posted… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Kim Kardashian -- Declares Civil War! North Way Better Than South

Kim Kardashian
Declares Civil War ... North Way Better Than South!

Kim Kardashian just went off on the South ... declaring North the greatest direction of them all -- though she's clearly biased. KK wasn't breaking down the Battle of… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
Grant Hill -- Sorry Shaq ... Your Shoe Was The Ugliest EVER

Grant Hill
Sorry Shaq Your Shoe Was The Ugliest EVER

Shaquille O'Neal is about to learn how Grant Hill's opinion tastes ... 'cause the ex-NBA star and new part owner of the Hawks just called out Shaq's signature bball… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- I'm Jealous Of My 15-Year-Old Son

Shaquille O'Neal
I'm Jealous Of My 15-Year-Old Son

After 4 championships, 15 All Star games, and a bajillion dollars ... Shaquille O'Neal says there's still another basketball player he's jealous of -- his… READ MORE >

- 61 days ago
Shaq -- Smashes Tee Shot Into Fan ... Apologizes With Hug

Shaq
Smashes Tee Shot Into Fan... Apologizes With Hug

Shaq may not drive it straight, but he hits it hard ... a lesson a golf fan learned the hard way Wednesday ... telling TMZ Sports the NBA legend smashed a tee shot directly into… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Shaq -- Sinks Golf Ball Free Throw ... Goes Insane!

Shaq
Sinks Golf Ball Free Throw ... Goes Insane!

Who says Shaquille O'Neal can't shoot?! The Big Fella brought his hoop skills to the golf course this week -- grabbing a ball and sinking a 10-footer at the… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago

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