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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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Bill Simmons -- Hey Shaq & LeBron ... Your TV Shows Will Probably Fail

Bill Simmons
Hey Shaq & LeBron Your TV Shows Will Probably Fail

Shaquille O'Neal ain't gonna be the next Seinfeld ... and LeBron James is no Alex Trebek ... so says ESPN's Bill Simmons who thinks both NBA stars are likely to crash and burn with their new TV… READ MORE >

Shaq's Sitcom -- 'CRACK VS. SHAQ' ... Racy Jokes In Pilot Script

Shaq's Sitcom
'CRACK VS. SHAQ' Racy Jokes In Pilot Script

TMZ Sports just got our hands on a script for the pilot episode of Shaq's new sitcom -- and it's laced with hilarious adult-oriented humor ... including jokes about boobs, ISIS and crack. The… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- I'M GONNA BE A SITCOM STAR ... Network Greenlights Pilot

Shaquille O'Neal
I'M GONNA BE A SITCOM STAR Network Greenlights Pilot

Shaquille O'Neal could be the biggest sitcom star of all time ... 'cause the 7-footer has a brand new scripted TV show in the works. TruTV has ordered a pilot episode of the show, tentatively… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Kenny Smith -- SHAQ'S OUT FOR REVENGE ... After Xmas Tree Attack

Kenny Smith
SHAQ'S OUT FOR REVENGE ... After Xmas Tree Attack

Payback's a bitch ... so says Kenny "The Jet" Smith who says he's constantly looking over his shoulder -- waiting for Shaq to try to get his revenge for that infamous Christmas tree… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Shaq -- YES, I'LL RAP AGAIN ... Probably

Shaq
YES, I'LL RAP AGAIN ... Probably

What the daughter of a billionaire wants, the daughter of a billionaire gets ... just ask Shaquille O'Neal who says he'll probably come out of rap retirement to drop a verse for Anjali… READ MORE >

- 25 days ago
NBA Owner's Daughter -- I Can Get Shaq Outta Retirement ... To Rap!

NBA Owner's Daughter
I Can Get Shaq Outta Retirement ... To Rap!

It's been a while since Shaq got in the studio and laid down a rap -- but now, the daughter of an NBA owner tells TMZ Hollywood Sports she's confident she can convince the Big Fella to come out of… READ MORE >

- 29 days ago
Shaq -- Best Athlete Dancer Ever ... Says Famous Dancer Dude

Shaq
Best Athlete Dancer Ever ... Says Famous Dancer Dude

What's 7'1, 320 pounds and moves like Usher? According to "You Got Served" Star Ivan "Flipz" Velez it's Shaquille O'Neal ... 'cause he tells TMZ Sports that no athlete has ever danced as slick as… READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Shaq -- I Finally Got My Monster Chopper ... And It's Siiiiick!!!!

Shaq
I Finally Got My Monster Chopper ... And It's Siiiiick!!!!

It's been a year in the making, but Shaquille O'Neal finally got his massive custom bike from the guys at Orange County Choppers ... and judging by the pics, it was definitely worth the wait.Shaq… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
Tom Selleck -- Tell Shaq I Would Dominate Him ... In a Free Throw Contest

Tom Selleck
Tell Shaq I Would Dominate Him ... In a Free Throw Contest

It's "The 'Stache" vs. "The Diesel" ... Magnum P.I. vs. Kazaam ... old guy vs. older guy ... 'cause Tom Selleck is calling out Shaq ... telling TMZ Sports he'd crush the big fella in a free throw… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal -- TMZ Photog Gets Kid-Shaq'd

Shaquille O'Neal
TMZ Photog Gets Kid-Shaq'd

Shaquille O'Neal snatched up one of our camera guys and dragged him around NYC for a day ... and along the way our photog learned some big Shaq secrets! Not the least of which being that it's… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago

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