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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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Tom Selleck
Tell Shaq I Would Dominate Him ... In a Free Throw Contest

It's "The 'Stache" vs. "The Diesel" ... Magnum P.I. vs. Kazaam ... old guy vs. older guy ... 'cause Tom Selleck is calling out Shaq ... telling TMZ Sports he'd crush the big fella in a free throw… READ MORE >

Shaquille O'Neal -- TMZ Photog Gets Kid-Shaq'd

Shaquille O'Neal
TMZ Photog Gets Kid-Shaq'd

Shaquille O'Neal snatched up one of our camera guys and dragged him around NYC for a day ... and along the way our photog learned some big Shaq secrets! Not the least of which being that it's… READ MORE >

- 186 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- KIDNAPS TMZ PHOTOG ... Hilarity Ensues

Shaquille O'Neal
KIDNAPS TMZ PHOTOG ... Hilarity Ensues

So, Shaquille O'Neal stole a TMZ photog yesterday ... right off the street ... and it was hilarious. The "hostage" was our guy Adam -- who was shooting Shaq out in NYC when the former NBA… READ MORE >

- 186 days ago
Shaq -- Trolls Charles Barkley ... This Ass Will Break the Internet

Shaq
Trolls Charles Barkley This Ass Will Break the Internet!!

Kim K ain't got nuthin' on Sir Chuck. #Hilarious READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- FIGHTS BACK ... In Lawsuit Over Alleged Instagram-Shaming

Shaquille O'Neal
FIGHTS BACK In Lawsuit Over Alleged Instagram-Shaming

Shaquille O'Neal is finally fighting back in a lawsuit over allegations he cruelly mocked a man with a rare genetic disorder on Instagram ... saying it may have been rude, but it was NOT… READ MORE >

- 202 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- 'Wanna See Me Smack Kenny Smith In the Head?'

Shaquille O'Neal
'Wanna See Me Smack Kenny Smith in the Head?'

We ran into Shaquille O'Neal for 84 seconds in New York City Monday ... and here's what happened: 1) He spoke Hebrew to us2) He insulted Batman3) He named the BEST movie he ever appeared in… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Even My Fish Are Diesel ... Shows Off 'Super' Aquarium

Shaquille O'Neal
Even My Fish Are Diesel Now!!

We know Shaquille O'Neal rolls big, and now his pet fish do too -- in a massive $50,000 aquarium he had custom built into a freakin' big rig truck! Yeah, tropical fish can be badass.Shaq… READ MORE >

- 220 days ago
Ex-NBA Star Grant Hill -- IF SHAQ CAN DO MOVIES ... So Can I!

Ex-NBA Star Grant Hill
IF SHAQ CAN DO MOVIES ... ... So Can I!

It's like a modern day Ethel Merman and Ray Middleton ... 'cause anything Shaq can do, Grant Hill thinks he can do better -- including movies! The former NBA star -- who now appears in an… READ MORE >

- 227 days ago
Shaq Bon Jovi -- Frontman In Rock Band ... At LSU College Bar (Video)

Shaq Bon Jovi
Frontman In Rock Band At LSU College Bar [Video]

Call him the Black Bon Jovi ... because Shaquille O'Neal got on stage at a college bar at LSU this week and belted out "YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME" ... and TMZ Sports has the footage. The… READ MORE >

- 246 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- TRUCK BOOTED AGAIN ... Tow Man Choked ... Again

Shaquille O'Neal
TRUCK BOOTED AGAIN Tow Man Choked ... Again

Shaquille O'Neal's truck was booted ... for the second time.  And he reacted by choking the tow man ... for the second time. Don't worry, Shaq didn't hurt the guy -- it was a playful… READ MORE >

- 265 days ago

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