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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 -- Dance Battle Champion (Video)

Shaq
Dance Battle Champion

Thinking about entering a dance battle?  Might wanna recruit Shaq as your partner.  The Big Fella teamed up with a little girl for a 2-on-2 battle at the Kohls headquarters in Menomonee… READ MORE >

Shaquille O'Neal -- Baller Xmas Gift Changed My Life

Shaquille O'Neal
Baller Xmas Gift Changed My Life

The right Christmas gift can CHANGE THE COURSE OF HISTORY ... just ask Shaquille O'Neal who says there was one present that turned him into the MEGASTAR he is today. So, what was it? Something… READ MORE >

- 201 days ago
Shaq -- There's No Debate ... Kobe Should Retire #8 (VIDEO)

Shaq
There's No Debate Kobe Should Retire #8

Call him old school ... but Shaquille O'Neal says when it comes to retiring Kobe Bryant's jersey, there's only one option ... his ORIGINAL number ... the ocho.  The debate has been raised in… READ MORE >

- 205 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Crashes Son's TMZ Moment ... I'll Approve His Questions (VIDEO)

Shaq
Crashes Son's TMZ Moment ... I'll Approve His Questions

Shareef O'Neal's biology DOES bother him ... 'cause his dad Shaq totally crashed his moment in the spotlight, but it was all in the name of fatherly love. We were at The Grove in L.A. when… READ MORE >

- 276 days ago
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 >

- 304 days ago
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 at least one thing. READ MORE >

- 321 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 >

- 338 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 the greats.  Barnes didn't… READ MORE >

- 341 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 >

- 341 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 Gettysburg -- she was… READ MORE >

- 349 days ago

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