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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's Son -- Diddy Incident Won't Scare Me Away From UCLA

Shareef O'Neal
Diddy Incident Won't Scare Me Away From UCLA

The Diddy vs. UCLA fight won't crush the Bruin's recruiting ability ... at least not on the basketball side ... so says Shaquille O'Neal's son who says playing his… READ MORE >

Shaq to Kanye -- 'They Treat Us Like We're Evil'

Shaq to Kanye
'They Treat Us Like We're Evil'

Shaquille O'Neal -- one of the most beloved people in all of pro sports -- says he's got a lot in common with Kanye West ... saying they're "underrated" and people… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Ronda Rousey -- Shaq Is Right ... He Could Last 45 Secs with Me

Ronda Rousey
Shaq Is Right He Could Last 45 Secs with Me

She'd probably beat his ass in the end, but Ronda Rousey says she AGREES with Shaquille O'Neal -- that he could probably last 45 seconds in the Octagon before getting… READ MORE >

- 89 days ago
Shaq -- Nastiest Pedicure Ever?!

Shaq
Nastiest Pedicure Ever?! (Answer: Yes)

Here's Shaquille O'Neal taking his monster foot to the beauty shop yesterday for some heavy duty nail work ... hope you're not eating while watching this.  As Shaq sat down to get nailed, he… READ MORE >

- 92 days ago
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 >

- 94 days ago
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 >

- 95 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 >

- 95 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 >

- 107 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 >

- 128 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 >

- 129 days ago

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