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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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Charles Barkley -- Adam Silver Is Right ... I'm Way Better Looking Than Shaq

Charles Barkley
Adam Silver Is Right I'm Way Better Looking Than Shaq

Pretty funny moment on "Inside the NBA" Wednesday night ... when Charles Barkley and Shaq watched the TMZ Sports clip of NBA commish Adam Silver having to choose… READ MORE >

NBA's Adam Silver -- Charles Barkley's a Beautiful Man

NBA's Adam Silver
Charles Barkley's a Beautiful Man

Charles Barkley has been called a lot of things ... a lot of which we can't publish here ... but now he can add "incredibly good looking guy" to the list ...… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- Ripped by Judge For Insta-Shaming Fan ... But Lawsuit Gets Tossed Anyway

Shaquille O'Neal
Ripped by Judge For Insta-Shaming But Lawsuit Gets Tossed Anyway

Shaquille O'Neal was way out of line when he took an Instagram potshot at an innocent guy's face -- but he's still gonna get away without paying the guy a cent ... according to a Michigan… READ MORE >

- 23 days ago
UFC's Frankie Edgar -- Let's Get Shaq In the Octagon ... He's Got Real Talent!

UFC's Frankie Edgar
Let's Get Shaq In the Octagon ... He's Got Real Talent!

// He can hoop, he can rap, he can act (sorta) ... but can Shaquille O'Neal fight MMA?! There's one UFC superstar who believes in the Big Fella ... Frankie "The Answer" Edgar ... who tells TMZ… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Shaq -- I'm a Virtual Casino Mogul ... Who Wants to Play ShaqJack?!

Shaq
I'm a Virtual Casino Mogul Who Wants to Play ShaqJack?!

Here's video of Shaquille O'Neal in a skin-tight bodysuit ... dancing, golfing and goofing around ... all for a new casino-themed video game ... complete with a… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
Shaq -- Shootout with Giant Son

Shaq
Shootout with Giant Son

// Shaq Vs. .... his 16-year-old son Shareef ... in a long-range shooting contest -- and it was all on video. Turns out ... Shaq's boy is a rising high school basketball star (in part due to the… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Kenny Smith's Daughter -- I Love Shaq ... But No Duets, Please

Kenny Smith's Daughter
I Love Shaq ... But No Duets, Please

// Ex-NBA star Kenny Smith taught his daughter well ... because she busted on Shaquille O'Neal's rap skills like she was one of the boys -- telling us she will NEVER duet with the… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal: Good Genes or Good Docs?!

Shaquille O'Neal
GOOD GENES OR GOOD DOCS?

Shaquille O'Neal's handsome good looks are magic! Here's a 23-year-old version of the Orlando Magic center sitting courtside at a preseason game back in 1995 (left) and 20 years later ... the… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- I'm Roasting Justin Bieber

Shaquille O'Neal
I'm Roasting Justin Bieber

He's burned Kobe ... He's burned Barkley ... and now Shaquille O'Neal has his sights on Justin Bieber -- 'cause he's been tapped to be an official flamethrower at the Comedy Central Roast. … READ MORE >

- 52 days ago
Shaq -- I'm An 'SNL' Legend ... My Sketch Is 'Top 5'

Shaq
I'm An 'SNL' Legend ... My Sketch Is 'Top 5'

It wasn't just a hilarious sketch ... Shaq tells TMZ Sports his famous "Big Bernard" sketch with Tracy Morgan is one of the top 5 sketches in "Saturday Night Live" history." It's definitely one… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago

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