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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 >

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 >

- 29 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 >

- 115 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 >

- 132 days ago
Shaq To Knicks: Keep Porzingis, 'Trade Everybody Else'

Shaq To Knicks:
Keep Porzingis 'Trade Everybody Else'

If you're a NY Knick who's NOT from Latvia, pack your bags ... 'cause Shaq thinks it's time for you to go.  The NBA legend was at an American Express Teamed Up event in NYC on Tuesday when… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Shaq Paints Monster Toenails with Glitter Polish (VIDEO)

Shaq
Paints Monster Toenails ... with Glitter Polish

In an obvious response to the intense hate he got for baring his gross feet on TV, Shaquille O'Neal took a trip to the nail shop ... and got a full monster foot makeover.  It was kinda like… READ MORE >

- 194 days ago
Shaq Breaks Out His Grotesque Monster Foot on 'Inside the NBA' (VIDEO)

Shaq
Breaks Out Grotesque Monster Foot ... On 'Inside the NBA'

If you're about to eat breakfast ... DON'T!!!! This video is gonna make you hurl your cronut (are people still eating those?).  Shaquille O'Neal decided to peel off his shoe and reveal his… READ MORE >

- 199 days ago
Shaq Hits Trick Basketball Shot Over His Own House!

Shaq
Hits Trick Shot ... Over His Own House!

Hope the Harlem Globetrotters are watching!!! Shaquille O'Neal channeled his inner Steph Curry during a recent game of H.O.R.S.E. with his family -- drilling a long-distance shot from OVER HIS… READ MORE >

- 210 days ago
LaVar Ball Says He's Sold at Least 495 Pairs of $495 Shoes

LaVar Ball
I've Sold at Least 495 Pairs ... Of $495 Shoes

LaVar Ball says his Big Baller Brand already has a QUARTER MILLION in sales -- with at least 495 people buying his $495 shoe.  LaVar appeared on FS1's "Undisputed" Monday morning to talk… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
Shaq Says WWE Botched WrestleMania Match with Big Show (AUDIO)

Shaq
BLAMES WWE They Messed Up Big Show Match

Shaquille O'Neal says WWE is squarely to blame for dropping the ball on his highly anticipated WrestleMania 33 matchup with Big Show ... saying, "They messed it up." The 7-footers had been… READ MORE >

- 231 days ago
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