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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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Shaunie O'Neal -- Shaq Secretly Negotiated To Put Our Kids On TV

Shaunie O'Neal
Shaq Secretly Negotiated To Put Our Kids On TV

Shaunie O'Neal claims Shaq is full of BS when he says he was always opposed to doing a reality show with their kids ... and says she has it in black and white ... he's lying.Shaunie filed unsigned… READ MORE >

Shaunie O'Neal -- Shaq's Holding My Reality Show Hostage for $1 Million

Shaunie O'Neal
Shaq's Holding My Reality Show Hostage for $1 Million

Shaq's blocking Shaunie O'Neal's reality show out of spite ... because of his own failed reality show attempts -- and demanded a ransom of $1 million to give her the go ahead -- so Shaunie claims… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
Shaunie O'Neal -- Shut Down in Court ... Score One for Shaq

Shaunie O'Neal
Shut Down in Court Score one for Shaq

Shaunie O'Neal was unconvincing this morning in court ... a judge just rejected her bid for an order allowing her to put her kids on a new reality show ... something ex-hubby Shaquille O'Neal is… READ MORE >

- 120 days ago
Shaunie O'Neal Races to Court Over Reality Show … Shaquille O'Neal Says No Way

Shaunie O'Neal
Races to Court Over Reality Show Shaq Says No Way!

Shaunie O'Neal is rushing to court this morning for an emergency order allowing her to put her kids on her new reality show ... but ex-hubby, Shaquille O'Neal, is saying, "Over my dead… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Political Playmaker -- Christie Endorsement Was MY Idea

Shaquille O'Neal
Political Playmaker Christie Endorsement Was MY Idea

Shaquille O'Neal's still calling the shots -- but now in the political arena -- telling TMZ it was HIS brilliant idea to endorse Republican NJ Gov. Chris Christie.Shaq -- who's a native of Newark… READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Chokes Out Tow Man ... 'You Put a Boot On My F***ing Car!'

Shaquille O'Neal
Chokes Out Tow Man 'You Put a Boot On My F***ing Car!'

Shaquille O'Neil got one of those dreaded parking boots on his truck -- and all he had to do to get it removed for free was choke out the dude who did the the booting ... TMZ has learned.Ok, Shaq… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Shaq & Lamar Odom -- Power Balance Agrees to Cough Up $287K

Shaq & Lamar Odom
Power Balance Agrees To Cough Up $287K

Shaq and Lamar Odom have scored a huge victory over the snake oil salesmen at Power Balance -- the company that duped athletes into believing its hologram bracelets could provide super-strength --… READ MORE >

- 251 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Yeah, I Got That Amber Alert Last Night

Shaquille O'Neal
Yeah, I Got That Amber Alert

If you live in California, we all did the same thing last night -- we wondered, 'Who the hell sent me this Amber Alert on my cell phone ... and how can I turn it off?"It happened at 10:54 pm --… READ MORE >

- 255 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal's Alleged Mistress DESTROYED By Judge -- You're a Dirty Liar

Shaq's Alleged Mistress
DESTROYED BY JUDGE You're a Dirty Liar

HUGE legal victory for Shaq -- the lawsuit filed by an alleged ex-mistress who claimed the NBA star harassed her following their breakup has been dismissed ... because the judge says she's a dirty… READ MORE >

- 319 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- I Dropped $235k On a Totally Normal House

Shaquille O'Neal
I Dropped $235k On a Totally Normal House

Shaquille O'Neal knows ... being rich and buying houses is fun ... so despite living in a GINORMOUS 70,000-square-foot mansion ... he dropped $235k on a second, regular person house 30 miles away.… READ MORE >

- 530 days ago

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