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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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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 >

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 >

- 257 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 >

- 285 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 >

- 338 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 >

- 342 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 >

- 406 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 >

- 617 days ago
Lamar Odom to Power Balance -- YOU'RE DEBT TO ME!

Lamar Odom to Power Balance:
YOU'RE DEBT TO ME!

Lamar Odom and Shaquille O'Neal are back on Kobe Bryant's team ... in the celebrity attack on the Power Balance bracelet empire ... TMZ has learned.  TMZ has obtained court papers, which show… READ MORE >

- 703 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- The Big Graduate

Shaquille O'Neal
The Big Graduate

Shaquille O'Neal received his doctoral degree in Education from Barry University yesterday -- and no, it was not honorary ... he earned it!Shaq -- wearing a custom-made, bright red… READ MORE >

- 799 days ago
Shaq Demands Answers -- Who Farted on Miami Heat Bench?!?

Shaq Demands Answers
Who Farted on the Miami Heat Bench?!?

Several members of the Miami Heat were attacked last night ... and the culprit was a real butthole ... this according to Shaquille O'Neal. After the Heat dominated the Chicago Bulls ... Shaq… READ MORE >

- 815 days ago

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