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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.

Shareef O'Neal and Bol Bol Trade High-Flyin' Highlights In H.S. Basketball Matchup (VIDEO)

Shareef O'Neal and Bol Bol
Rim Rattlin' Dunking Clinic ... In H.S. Playoff Game

The giant spawn of Shaq and Manute Bol went DUNKIN' CRAZY in a high school playoff game ... reminding everyone they can ball just like their daddies. Shareef O'Neal's Crossroads H.S.… READ MORE >

Rap Legend Twista LOVED Shaq's Freestyle Barkley Diss (VIDEO)

Rap Legend Twista
LOVED Shaq's Freestyle Barkley Diss

How'd Shaq's freestyle shot at Charles Barkley go over in the rap community?  Twista says he LOVED it.  The world's fastest rapper joined the guys on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs… READ MORE >

- 340 days ago
Big Show Mocks Shaq with Topless Sweaty Selfie (PHOTO)

Big Show
Mocks Shaq with Topless Sweaty Selfie

WWE superstar Big Show has a message for Shaq -- a big, giant sweaty message -- GET READY TO GET YOUR ASS KICKED AT WRESTLEMANIA!! Big Show has been training for their big showdown at WrestleMania… READ MORE >

- 341 days ago
Shaq: Tom Brady's Jersey Steal Was Inside Job ... Trust Me, I'm a Cop!! (VIDEO)

Brady Jersey Steal Was An Inside Job ... Trust Me, I'm a Cop!!

Detective Shaq has joined the Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey investigation ... and he already has a theory -- INSIDE JOB!!!  FYI, Shaq has been a sworn reserve police officer with real law… READ MORE >

- 342 days ago
Kenny Smith Says Shaq's Not a Great Fighter ... 'But I Don't Wanna Fight Him' (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Shaq's Not a Great Fighter ... 'But I Don't Wanna Fight Him'

Maybe Charles Barkley is right ... 'cause Kenny Smith ALSO says Shaq's not a great fighter -- but he doesn't wanna test him.  We got the "Inside the NBA" star at LAX and asked him about the… READ MORE >

- 347 days ago
Shaq to Barkley ... If I Was LeBron, I'D PUNCH YOU IN THE FACE! (VIDEO)

Shaq to Barkley

Shaquille O'Neal says Charles Barkley is lucky LeBron James didn't fly out to the "Inside the NBA" studio to BEAT his ass after his recent criticism ... 'cause that's what he woulda done. Shaq… READ MORE >

- 347 days ago
John Cena Warns Shaq: Big Show's In Best Shape of His Life (VIDEO)

John Cena
Big Show's In Best Shape Of His Life Shaq Better Watch Out!!

John Cena has a warning for his buddy, Shaq, before WrestleMania 33: better take Big Show seriously, 'cause he's ready to prove that he's got gas left in the tank!! Cena says Big Show is… READ MORE >

- 348 days ago
Shaq Would DESTROY Charles Barkley in Real Fight ... Says Kenny Smith (VIDEO)

Kenny Smith
Shaq Would DESTROY Charles Barkley ... In Real Fight

Things got HEATED between Shaq and Charles Barkley on "Inside the NBA" Thursday night ... but what would happen if the two superstars actually came to blows?  Shaq would straight-up MURDER… READ MORE >

- 354 days ago
Metta World Peace Cheers Against His Kid In Favor Of Shaq's Son (VIDEO)

Metta World Peace
I Cheer For Shaq's Son Over My Kid

There's no beef between Shaq and Metta World Peace over their basketball star kids ... matter of fact, Metta says he sometimes pulls for Shareef when he plays against his son.… READ MORE >

- 355 days ago
Shareef O'Neal and Ron Artest's Son BALL OUT Like Their Daddies In H.S. Showdown (VIDEO)

Shareef O'Neal and Ron Artest III
Ballin' Like Our Daddies Crazy H.S. Basketball Showdown

Trick shots. Thunderous dunks. Crazy feats of athleticism. The insanely athletic spawn of Metta World Peace and Shaquille O'Neal BALLED OUT HARD during a high school showdown in L.A. ... complete… READ MORE >

- 356 days ago
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