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Shaquille O'Neal

At seven feet one inch tall, Shaquille O’Neal is larger than life. Many know him simply as “Shaq.” The basketball giant was born on March 6, 1972 in Newark, NJ to mother Lucille O’Neal. His biological father, Joseph Toney, abandoned him at birth. The two didn’t reunite until 2016. He considers stepfather, Sgt. Phillip Harrison, to be his dad. Harrison died Sept. 10, 2013. The baller takes education seriously. He is the only current or former NBA player to have a bachelors, masters, and doctorate. He played for Louisiana State University before getting drafted by the Orlando Magic as the first overall pick in 1992. He cast his spell on the team and won Rookie of the Year and took the team all the way to the NBA Finals in 1995. Shaq took home three rings as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000, 2001, and 2002. This hot commodity took his talents down to South Beach to join the Miami Heat in 2004. He added to his collection with one more NBA Championship title in 2006. Before retiring in 2011, Shaq played the final seasons of his pro career in Phoenix beginning in 2007. He also won gold at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016. In March 2017, a bronze statue was erected of the former Lakers player outside Staples Center in Los Angeles. The retired superstar purchased a small percentage of the Sacramento Kings in 2013 and invests in tech companies. He is also proud of his involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as a national spokesperson. Sheriff Shaq may be in the future. He’s expressed intent to run in 2020, but has not announced what city. He already has some experience with a badge. He was sworn in as an honorary Clayton County sheriff’s deputy in December 2016 and he serves as a reserve officer in Doral, FL, Miami Beach, Tempe, Port of Los Angeles, and Golden Beach. Shaq married Shaunie Nelson on December 26, 2002 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but the union ended in divorce. The former couple has four children together – Shareef, Amirah, Shaqir, and Me’Arah. He has another daughter, Taahirah, from a previous relationship with ex Arnetta Yardbourgh. He’s been in a longterm relationship with girlfriend Laticia Rolle. Shaq and fiancé Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander broke off their engagement in August 2012. He also allegedly had an affair with mistress Vanessa Lopez.

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LaVar Ball says his Big Baller Brand already has a QUARTER MILLION in sales -- with at least 495 people buying his $495 shoe.  LaVar appeared on FS1's "Undisputed" Monday morning to talk… READ MORE >

Shaq Says WWE Botched WrestleMania Match with Big Show (AUDIO)

BLAMES WWE They Messed Up Big Show Match

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- 269 days ago
Shaq to Pay for Funeral of Georgia Teen Who Accidentally Shot Himself on Live Video

Shaquille O'Neal
Pays for Funeral of Teen Who Accidentally Shot Himself

Shaquille O'Neal is helping ease the pain for a Georgia family struck by tragedy ... he's paying for the funeral of a boy who accidentally shot and killed himself. 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill was… READ MORE >

- 278 days ago
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- 300 days ago
Shaq's Slam Dunk Lakers Statue ... REVEALED! (PHOTO)


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- 302 days ago
Shaq Freestylin' Behind the Scenes at 'Inside the NBA' (VIDEO)

Freestylin' Behind the Scenes ... At 'Inside the NBA'

How does Shaq get amped up for "Inside the NBA"? ... He freestyle raps about his co-workers! The Diesel was spittin' bars over Mobb Deep's "Shook Ones Part II" beat as he walked through the TNT… READ MORE >

- 311 days ago
Shaq Fires Back at Big Show ... I GOT ABS TOO! (VIDEO)

Fires Back at Big Show I GOT ABS TOO!

It's the BIGGEST abdominal showdown ever -- Shaq hitting back at Big Show with some stomach muscles of his own ... and TMZ Sports has the video!  After Big Show posted pics of his own gut… READ MORE >

- 315 days ago
Shaq vs. Big Show WrestleMania Bout In Jeopardy ... 'Not Looking Good' (AUDIO)

Shaq vs. Big Show
WrestleMania Bout In Jeopardy ... 'Not Looking Good'

Noooooooooooooo!!!! Shaquille O'Neal says his highly anticipated showdown with Big Show at WrestleMania 33 is "not looking good" ... insinuating negotiations with WWE are falling apart. … READ MORE >

- 324 days ago
JaVale McGee's Mother Rips Shaq -- You Cyberbullied My Son!

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Rips Shaq You Cyberbullied My Son!

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- 325 days ago
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Tells Kevin Durant To Stay In His Lane After Backing JaVale McGee

Kevin Durant dove headfirst into the Shaquille O'Neal vs. JaVale McGee beef ... and Shaq ain't havin' it. The Warriors superstar backed JaVale (his teammate) and took shots at Shaq… READ MORE >

- 328 days ago
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