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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.

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Shareef O'Neal Injured, Slams Head on Court During Brutal Fall

Shareef O'Neal Injured
Slams Head on Court ... During Brutal Fall

Scary moment for Shareef O'Neal ... who appeared to be seriously injured during a high school basketball game Monday night when he went up for a shot and came down on his head. Shaq's son was… READ MORE >

Shaq Says Million Dollar Parties Won't Stop, 2 More to Throw!

Shaq
Million Dollar Parties Won't Stop ... 2 More to Throw!

Great news for Shaq's kids -- there are more MILLION DOLLAR PARTIES in your future, and this is coming straight from the man with the cash, dear old Shaq Daddy. The Diesel has already thrown huge… READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
Shaquille and Shaunie O'Neal Throw Daughter a Million Dollar Sweet 16 Birthday Party

Shaq & Shaunie O'Neal
Happy Sweet 16th, Mimi ... Here's a $1M Bday Party!

Shaq and his ex-wife Shaunie O'Neal spared no expense for their daughter's sweet 16 ... and by expense, we mean they dropped almost a mil for the kid. The O'Neals threw Amirah -- aka Mimi -- an… READ MORE >

- 194 days ago
NBA's Reggie Jackson Reveals Jacked Up Feet!

NBA's Reggie Jackson
Reveals Jacked Up Feet!

NASTY FOOT ALERT!  Turns out, Shaq's not the only NBA star with jacked up feet ... right, Reggie Jackson?! The Detroit Pistons star put his busted up feet on display in the team locker room… READ MORE >

- 207 days ago
Shaq Disses LaVar Ball Again

Shaq
Disses LaVar Ball ... Again!

The war rages ... with Shaquille O'Neal throwing even MORE shade at his Big Baller nemesis.  This time, Shaq (aka DJ Diesel) was spinnin' at the Rehab pool party at the Hard Rock Hotel in… READ MORE >

- 280 days ago
Shareef O'Neal Says He'll Be 1-And-Done, Won't Play LaMelo Ball

Shareef O'Neal
I'm Gonna Be 1-and-Done ... Won't Play LaMelo

Sorry, Shaq and LaVar -- looks like the epic matchup between your sons ain't happenin' ... 'cause Shareef O'Neal says he's gunning to be 1-and-done before LaMelo Ball makes it… READ MORE >

- 297 days ago
Shaq Drops LaVar Ball Diss Track

Shaq
Drops LaVar Ball Diss Track

BOOM!!!! Shaq Diesel just responded to LaVar Ball a la Tupac -- with a brand new killer 3 minute diss track going right after the Big Baller.  O'Neal's flow is straight fire over a classic… READ MORE >

- 301 days ago
Shaq To LaVar Ball: I Accept Your Hoops Challenge, Bet My Scalp I Win

Shaq To LaVar Ball
I Accept Your Challenge ... I Bet My Scalp I Win

LaVar Ball's mouth might've finally written a check his ass can't cash, because Shaq has accepted the Big Ballers' challenge, and he's putting his dome on the line for victory. This all got… READ MORE >

- 312 days ago
Shaq Says Shareef O'Neal Is Right, He'd Beat LaMelo Ball

Shaq
Shareef's 100% Better Than LaMelo ... I LOVE The Smack Talk

Shaq says his boy has it right (it's okay for him to say it, Conor) ... telling TMZ Sports his son Shareef's claim that he'd beat LaMelo Ball in hoops is 100% accurate. Reef talked his ish to us… READ MORE >

- 314 days ago
Shaq: Gunning to Own 100 Krispy Kreme Stores!!

Shaq
Gunning to Own 100 Krispy Kreme Shops

Shaquille O'Neal is making a run to become the Krispy Kreme King -- telling TMZ Sports he's working on a plan to own 100 DONUT SHOPS ... but there's a twist.  The NBA legend only owns 1… READ MORE >

- 316 days ago
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