Shaq Fires Back at 'Tiger King' Critics ... Joe Exotic Is NOT My Friend

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Shaquille O'Neal wants to make it clear -- he does NOT support Joe Exotic or the GW Zoo, despite the way it looked in the Netflix docuseries, "Tiger King."

One of the big moments in the series was when Shaq not only visited the GW Zoo back in the day -- but he then gave Joe Exotic a plug on "Inside the NBA." Shaq says he's visited the zoo several times and even appeared on Joe's reality show in 2014.

People have been critical of Shaq -- since the doc paints Joe as a scumbag who mistreated the animals at his Oklahoma facility. Also, he's accused of trying to put a hit out on a rival tiger sanctuary owner. Bad stuff.

But, Shaq addressed the situation on "The Big Podcast with Shaq" -- and claimed he had NO IDEA things were as bad as they were at the zoo.

"I was just a visitor. I met this guy. Not my friend. Don’t know him. Never had any business dealings with him, and I had no idea any of that stuff was going on," Shaq said.

The NBA legend admits he made donations to the zoo -- claiming he does stuff like that all the time -- but would never support the mistreatment of animals.

"People that know me know that I'm righteous. I don't harm tigers. I lover tigers."

"We found out that he’s involved with all the stuff, and then, actually, I stopped going.”

Shaq says he really likes the show -- he's binged watched it -- saying, "It's actually a really good documentary."

Knicks Owner James Dolan Tests Positive For Coronavirus ... 'Little To No Symptoms'

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New York Knicks and Rangers owner James Dolan has tested positive for COVID-19 ... making him the first known major American sports team owner to contract the virus.

Knicks PR announced Saturday night that the 64-year-old billionaire owner -- one of the most controversial figures in sports -- has coronavirus ... but made it clear he was in good condition, and still in charge of his teams.

"The Madison Square Garden Company Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. He continues to oversee business operations."

Dolan lives in New York -- the United States hotbed for the pandemic -- with over 53,000 identified cases.

Before the NBA shut down earlier this month, Dolan was reportedly the only NBA owner who didn't want to play games without fans or suspend the season ... despite the growing threat of the virus.

In addition to the Knicks and Rangers, Dolan also owns Madison Square Garden, the MSG network and several other venues across the country.

LeBron James Welcome To My Sneaker Vault Check Out My Air Max Collection!!!

Nike's billion-dollar man went all-out for Air Max Day -- LeBron James gave a tour of his massive shoe collection ... and of course, it's sick.

March 26 is a national holiday for sneakerheads ... because it's the anniversary of the release of the first Air Max shoe, which came out back in 1987.

In honor of the special day, King James opened up the doors to his shoe vault to show off his incredible collection.

And, you know it's special when LBJ can barely contain himself going through all his boxes of new, classic, and unreleased kicks.

From the 95 De Lo Mios to the 90 Flyease to the DLX Susan Missing Link to the Off-White collabs and many more, LeBron shows off his dope kicks and explains why he likes them all so much.

LBJ even teases some shoes he can't show off because they won't come out for a LONG time. The perks of being the face of the brand!!

Bron shows off his own signature LeBron 15s that pay homage to the Air Max style ... saying it's one of his favorite sneaks to date.

It's good to be the King.

NBA's Jamal Murray Apologizes For Oral Sex Vid On IG ... I Was Hacked!!!

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Denver Nuggets star Jamal Murray claims he's been HACKED ... and a graphic video that surfaced on Instagram on Saturday was never intended for public consumption.

The video in question popped up on the 23-year-old's IG stories late Saturday night and was deleted a very short time after it went up -- but it still left his 450k followers in shock.

Sunday morning, he addressed the situation head-on ... saying, "First and foremost I would like to apologize to my fans. My account has been hacked, currently working on the issue. Thanks."

Obviously, we're not gonna post the video here.

We understand why Murray is apologizing ... but if what he's saying is true, an apology isn't necessary -- he's a victim and doesn't have to apologize for anything.

Murray had gone viral earlier in the week over a clip of him playing the piano while social distancing.

At least he's finding ways to stay busy while the whole world is on lockdown.

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