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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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Shaquille O'Neal -- Secret DJ Training ... In Miami Beach

Shaquille O'Neal
Secret DJ Training ... In Miami Beach

Shaquille O'Neal's upcoming DJ gig at a Vegas nightclub isn't a joke -- the NBA star has been secretly training in the art of the turntable for years ... TMZ Sports has learned. We spoke with… READ MORE >

Shaquille O'Neal -- I'm a Club DJ Now ... And I'm Playin' Vegas!!

Shaquille O'Neal
I'm a Club DJ Now ... And I'm Playin' Vegas!!

He's been an MC ... he's been an MVP ... and now, Shaq Diesel is gonna be a nightclub DJ -- and he's already booked his first gig in Sin City ... TMZ Sports has learned. Shaq is all set to… READ MORE >

- 163 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Apologizes for Mocking Man with Genetic Disorder

Shaquille O'Neal
Apologizes for Mocking Man with Genetic Disorder

Shaquille O'Neal has called and apologized to a Michigan man with a rare genetic disorder ... who claimed Shaq was mocking him in an Instagram photo. Shaq tweeted ... "Made a new friend today… READ MORE >

- 211 days ago
Shaq -- If I Had a Vote I'd Kick Sterling OUT of the NBA

Shaq
If I Had a Vote I'd Kick Sterling OUT of the NBA

Shaq says the Donald Sterling audio is "repugnant" and if he had a vote at the NBA table he'd get rid of the Clippers owner.Shaq tells TMZ sports he thinks at the very least Sterling should get a… READ MORE >

- 214 days ago
Charles Barkley vs. Shaq -- RULES SET FOR MMA FIGHT ... No Punching In the Face!

Barkley vs. Shaq
RULES SET FOR MMA FIGHT ... No Punching In the Face!

Shaq vs. Barkley ... apparently, this is really happening. The NBA legends have been joking about fighting each other in an MMA match -- but last night on TNT, it seems the two are actually… READ MORE >

- 216 days ago
Kobe Bryant -- Get Over Your Beef with Shaq ... Says Ex-Teammate

Kobe Bryant
Get Over Your Beef with Shaq ... Says Ex-Teammate

Kobe Bryant’s gotta stop trashing Shaq’s NBA work ethic in the media, because it’s starting to get personal … so says one of their former teammates. We spoke with Tracy… READ MORE >

- 243 days ago
Shaq Investigation -- WE LIKE BEING COUCH'D ... Co-Workers Say

Shaq Investigation
WE LIKE BEING COUCH'D ... Co-Workers Say

A bunch of Shaquille O'Neal's co-workers at TNT are PISSED ... and it's all because the days of being attacked at the office by the ex-NBA star might be over for good. We spoke to several people… READ MORE >

- 245 days ago
Shaq Investigation -- X-Rays Prove You Jacked Up My Neck ... Accuser Says

Shaq Investigation
X-Ray Proves You Jacked Up My Neck ... Accuser Says

The man who claims he was attacked by Shaquille O'Neal says the injuries to his neck and spine were so bad, he needed major surgery to repair the damage ... and says X-rays show just how bad it… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Investigation Stems from Couch Gag ... from TNT Show

Shaquille O'Neal
Investigation Stems from Couch Gag ... from TNT Show

The man who claims he was attacked by Shaquille O'Neal was merely the victim of a "couch gag" that Shaq routinely pulls on the show ... sources close to the investigation tell TMZ Sports. O'Neal… READ MORE >

- 247 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Under Investigation ... Allegedly Punched Man at TV Studio

Shaquille O'Neal
Under Investigation Allegedly Punched Man at TV Studio

Shaquille O'Neal is under investigation by Atlanta Police ... after a man claims the ex-NBA star punched him at Turner studios last year ... though Shaq claims the two were simply horsing around.  READ MORE >

- 247 days ago

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