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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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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 >

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 >

- 14 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 >

- 22 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 >

- 41 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 >

- 60 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- BEACH & BOOTY ... During Florida Vacation

Shaquille O'Neal
BEACH & BOOTY ... During FL Vacation

Call him Shaquille O'NEILL ... 'cause the retired NBA Big Man hit the ocean hard in Florida this week ... with his super hot girlfriend by his side -- and TMZ Sports has the pics. Shaq… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
Ernie Johnson -- My Shaq Impression ... IS INCREDIBLE! (Video)

Ernie Johnson
My Shaq Impression IS INCREDIBLE!

Who knew Ernie Johnson had impressions?!?! Turns out, the "Inside the NBA" host can do one helluva "Shaq" -- nailing his co-host during an event for the NBA2K15 video game ... and it was all… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Shaq -- I'm NEVER Going Back to Rap Again ... Like Never Ever

Shaq
I'm NEVER Going Back to Rap Again ... Like Never Ever

If you loved Shaquille O'Neal's "Kobe, Tell Me How My Ass Tastes" -- don't lose your copy, 'cause there will NEVER be a follow-up track ... according to Shaq himself. We got the Diesel in NYC and… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Katt Williams -- BLASTS Shaq ... Stay the HELL Out Of Comedy!

Katt Williams
Blasts Shaq ... Stay Out Of Comedy!

Katt Williams is mad as hell -- again -- and this time he's taking aim at Shaquille O'Neal for jumping into the world of comedy ... which Williams says he's got NO BUSINESS doing.Our photog asked… READ MORE >

- 87 days ago
Russell Simmons -- SHAQ'S A DOPE RAPPER ... I Wish I Woulda Signed Him

Russell Simmons
SHAQ'S A DOPE RAPPER I Wish I Woulda Signed Him

Jay-Z, Kanye West, LL Cool J, who's missing? According to Russell Simmons it's Shaquille O'neal because the Hip Hop pioneer tells TMZ Sports he "wishes" he'd have signed Shaq to a record deal back… READ MORE >

- 91 days ago

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