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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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Shaq Praises Drake's NBA Finals Antics, 'He Knows What He's Doing!'

Shaq
Praises Drake's NBA Finals Antics ... 'He Knows What He's Doing'

So, Shaquille O'Neal was on his way to the gym in L.A. ... when all of a sudden he got caught up IN JONAS BROTHERS MADNESS!!!! It's hilarious ... Shaq starts off asking our guys why hundreds of… READ MORE >

Shaquille O'Neal Mocks Knicks Fans For Losing Zion Williamson Lottery

Shaquille O'Neal
Mocks Knicks Fans For Losing Zion Lottery!!!

Shaquille O'Neal is reveling in New York's misery -- saying he LOVES the fact the Knicks lost the Zion Williamson sweepstakes!!! "I'm so happy that the Knicks didn't get their first pick," Shaq… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
Celebs Give It Up for Their Moms on Mother's Day 2019

Mother's Day 2019
Celebs Give It Up for Their Mamas

We wouldn't have Hollywood if it weren't for all the mothers who gave birth to such stars -- and their kids sure seemed to recognize that too on Mother's Day. Tons of celebs posted touching… READ MORE >

- 35 days ago
Shaq Jumps Into Nightclub Mosh Pit, Dances His Face Off!!

Shaq
Jumps Into Nightclub Mosh Pit ... Dances His Face Off!!

People at a Florida nightclub got a HUGE surprise Saturday night -- a 7-foot-1, over 300-pound one to be exact -- 'cause Shaq jumped into a mosh pit with them ... and danced his face off!! It all… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
Shaquille O'Neal Hits Blueface Dance, 'Bust Down Shaqiana!'

Shaquille O'Neal
Hits Blueface Dance ... 'Bust Down Shaqiana!'

Forget The Big Shaqtus ... just call him Shaqiana now -- 'cause Shaquille O'Neal hit the Bust Down dance -- and kinda crushed it!! Okay, it wasn't all that great ... but dude is 7'1", 324 pounds… READ MORE >

- 61 days ago
Shaq Says LSU Can Beat Duke in NCAA Tournament, Despite Will Wade Scandal

Shaq
LSU Scandal Won't Distract Tigers ... From Beating Duke

Think Zion and Duke will coast all the way to the title game without a hitch??? Here's Shaq to make you second-guess your bracket picks ... 'cause he says LSU CAN beat the Blue Devils --… READ MORE >

- 85 days ago
Shaq Joins Papa John's Board Of Directors Following Ex-CEO's N-Word Scandal

Shaq
Joins Papa John's Board Of Directors ... After Ex-CEO's N-Word Scandal

Papa John's is hoping Shaquille O'Neal can do the same thing he did for the Lakers ... return them to prominence ... by adding the Big Man on as a member of their Board Of Directors. Shaq… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Shaq Opens Restaurant Across from Staples Center, Huge Stars Attend

Shaq
Opens Restaurant Next to Staples!!! ... Big Stars Attend Opening

He's already got a statue at Staples Center -- now Shaquille O'Neal has a restaurant right across the street!!! The NBA legend opened up Shaquille's at L.A. Live over the weekend -- and tons of… READ MORE >

- 97 days ago
Shaq Dunking at 46 Years Old? BOOM!

Shaq
Dunking at 46 Years Old? ... BOOM!!!

Here's Shaquille O'Neal proving he's still a THREAT near the rim -- throwing down a monster dunk ... at 46 years old!!! The NBA legend was on the set of "NBA TV" when the guys on the show… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
Diplo Vouches for Shaq's DJ Career, 'He's Killin' It!'

Diplo
Vouches for Shaq's DJ Career ... 'He's Killin' It!'

Marshmello. Skrillex. Dillon Francis. DJ DIESEL?! The 7-foot-1 Hall of Famer could be the next big (literally) DJ in the music industry ... so says Diplo, who tells TMZ Sports, Shaquille… READ MORE >

- 127 days ago
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