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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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O.C. Choppers -- We're Making a Huge Bike ... FOR SHAQ!

O.C. Choppers
We're Making a Huge Bike ... For Shaq!

The guys from O.C. Choppers are in the process of making one of their biggest bikes ever for Shaq ... and TMZ has learned it was customized for the big man with his NBA injuries in mind. Shaq -- a… READ MORE >

Shaquille O'Neal -- I Still Believe in Chris Christie

Shaquille O'Neal
I Still Believe in Chris Christie

Longtime Chris Christie supporter Shaquille O'Neal is refusing to turn his back on the New Jersey Governor in the wake of Bridgegate -- telling TMZ, he still believes in Christie despite… READ MORE >

- 223 days ago
Shaq -- D-Wade's $1 Million Engagement Ring ... Was a GREAT Move!

Shaq
D-Wade's $1 Million Engagement Ring ... Was a GREAT Move!

Good news for Dwyane Wade ... he's officially received Shaq's approval to marry Gabrielle Union -- and the Big Man tells TMZ Sports he's GLAD D-Wade dropped $1 million on the engagement ring!!Shaq… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago
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 >

- 243 days ago
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 >

- 244 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 >

- 244 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 >

- 245 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 >

- 294 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 >

- 322 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 >

- 375 days ago

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