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  1. Shaq turned away from NYC club because he dressed down

    Nov 17, 2011, 11:25 AM EST

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    Shaquille O’Neal may be an NBA legend, a television personality, social media star and now published author, it doesn’t matter. For some New York clubs you don’t dress up, you don’t get in. Period. Here is the report from TMZ — who else did you think would have this story? (Hat tip to Eye on…

  2. Shaq says not to rule out Phil Jackson’s return to coaching

    Nov 16, 2011, 11:07 PM EST

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    Phil Jackson will not be coaching this upcoming season (if there is one). He walked away from the Lakers a second time, this time like he was not looking back. It felt to me like he was done and meant it. But Shaquille O’Neal thinks he could come back. Maybe to New York. Shaq was…

  3. Shaq compares LeBron, Wade in clutch; smacks Bosh

    Nov 15, 2011, 12:33 PM EST

    Washington Wizards v Miami Heat

    It’s Tuesday, time for another installment of “Shaquille O’Neal smacks someone is his book.” Chris Bosh, come on down, you’re the next contestant. Here is what Shaq wrote about the third wheel of the Miami Heat, as reported by Ethan Skolnick in the Palm Beach Post (via I am a GM). “Some guys come into the…

  4. Shaq’s interesting interpretation of his final days in Miami

    Nov 14, 2011, 11:34 AM EST

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    The feeling of the people in Miami about Shaquille O’Neal and his book may best be summed up by a tweet from Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel: There is the truth and then there is Shaq’s spin on his Heat departure. But Shaq’s spin makes for an entertaining read. The chapter of his new…

  5. Author: Shaquille O’Neal’s father abused him as a child

    Nov 10, 2011, 6:45 PM EST

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    Through all the entertaining anecdotes in the new Shaquille O’Neal book about his clashes with Kobe Bryant (and Pat Riley and LeBron James and Big Baby and…) there is another, darker episode. There is Shaq’s upbringing, and how his father physically and mentally abused him. Like punching him in the face out of the blue…

  6. Kareem says Shaq didn’t get help because he didn’t ask

    Nov 10, 2011, 12:07 PM EST

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    Among the seemingly countless interesting bits coming out of Shaquille O’Neal’s new book — hitting stores next week, if you still buy your books in stores — were some swipes at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Shaq said that Kareem offered him no help through his NBA career. Which seems believable because Kareem is a bit standoffish. But…

  7. Shaq blames exit from Lakers on Kupchak. He’s just wrong.

    Nov 7, 2011, 3:47 PM EST

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    So far, the excerpts from Shaquille O’Neal’s book (“Shaq Uncut: My Story“) that have gone public have been amusing and opinionated, if a bit loose with the truth. But this latest bit about his exit from the Los Angeles Lakers could not have missed the mark more. It comes from Mark Medina at the Los…

  8. Another day, more Shaq stories: Today, Big Baby gets smacked

    Nov 3, 2011, 12:06 PM EST

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    Every day more excerpts from Shaquille O’Neal’s new book come out, and every day we move a little closer to buying the book when it comes out. We’ve heard stories from Shaq’s Lakers era, Cavaliers era and Heat era, on tap today is Boston. The Boston Globe has excerpts from the book about Shaq’s time…

  9. Shaq says LeBron never listened to Mike Brown in Cleveland

    Nov 2, 2011, 10:40 AM EST

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    Shaquille O’Neal knows how to sell books. Make friends, not so much. But he’s going to sell copies of his new book. We already brought you excerpts where Shaq throws Kobe Bryant under the bus (and only Brian Shaw had a level head and dealt with the situation, but you don’t want him to be…

  10. Shaq says he got in Pat Riley’s face in Miami, too

    Oct 31, 2011, 4:34 PM EST

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    Excerpts from Shaquille O’Neal’s new book hit the Web and of course our eyes are drawn to the Hatfields and McCoys that is he and Kobe Bryant with the Lakers. A legendary feud. But that’s not all that is there in the excerpts Deadspin published. There is also this description of his confrontation with then…

  11. Shaq says Kobe, sexual assault case blew apart Lakers

    Oct 31, 2011, 3:01 PM EST

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    The reports of any truce between Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal have been greatly exaggerated. Actually, where there any such reports? Now that he is out of the game, Shaq has a new tell all book coming out: Shaq Uncut: My Story. Jackie MacMullan did the writing and it comes out Nov. 15. We like…

  12. Shaq wants to own a team, bring it to Newark. He means it.

    Oct 18, 2011, 1:06 PM EST

    Shaquille O'Neal laughs as he announces his retirement from NBA at a news conference in Windermere

    What is it with former NBA players who want to own NBA teams in markets where everyone else is trying to escape? You’ve got Michael Jordan in Charlotte (a once good market where George Shin salted the earth) and now you’ve got Shaquille O’Neal is talking about Newark. Shaq is from New Jersey and Newark…

  13. Kobe Bryant smacks Shaquille O’Neal around. Again.

    Sep 29, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

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    This horse is dead, but we’re going to give it one more swift kick. Turns out, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal don’t really like each other. Who knew? And if you think all the bitterness from those days is gone, you weren’t listening to Italian radio yesterday. Neither were we, but someone with Sportando was.…

  14. Shaq points to Joe Johnson to explain owners’ mistakes

    Sep 21, 2011, 1:06 PM EST

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    Shaquille O’Neal pulled out the bad contract = lockout card again, but rather than going with the classics — Eddy Curry or Rashard Lewis — he went with the new and threw Atlanta’s Joe Johnson under the bus. Which is both right and wrong at the same time. But we’ll get to that farther down…

  15. Jerry West talks about his relationship with Phil Jackson… there wasn’t one

    Sep 12, 2011, 11:02 AM EST

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    Last year, Roland Lazenby’s fascinating biography of Jerry West — detailing his childhood in West Virginia and how that shaped a man driven by a fear of failure. A man who felt relief more than anything when he finally won an NBA title as a player. A fear that drove him as an executive with…

  16. Shaq says he told Celtics not to trade Perkins (and talks Kobe)

    Sep 12, 2011, 8:09 AM EST

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    Shaquille O’Neal feels like a lot of Celtics fans do — that the Celtics shouldn’t have traded Kendrick Perkins to Oklahoma City at the deadline last season. But Shaq went a step farther telling GM Danny Ainge he might not be back and not to make the trade. That’s just one of the interesting things…

  17. Shaq in bronze — he gets statue at alma mater LSU

    Sep 9, 2011, 10:59 AM EST

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    If you want to remember the young, almost skinny Shaquille O’Neal, you need to head on down to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Sure, you could also go to YouTube, but Baton Rouge is a lot more fun.) On the LSU campus Thursday they unveiled a new statue of Shaq — dunking of course — from his…

  18. Garnett: Shaq hit a home run over the Green Monster at Fenway

    Sep 2, 2011, 8:50 AM EST

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    Dan Patrick got Kevin Garnett to open up about negotiations with the Celtics (or lack thereof) and about almost going to the Lakers in 2007. But there was one more little tidbit we left out. Garnett talked about playing with Shaquille O’Neal, which KG said made last season one of the most fun he has…

  19. Dwight Howard has hired free throw shooting guru

    Aug 26, 2011, 10:18 AM EST

    Orlando Magic v Phoenix Suns

    There are moments — crucial end-of-close-game moments — when Stan Van Gundy has to sit his best player, Dwight Howard. Or they can’t trust giving him the ball. Because Howard will get fouled, and he shot only 59.6 percent from the free throw line last year (which is pretty much right at his career average…

  20. Infamous booster Nevin Shapiro allegedly hung out with Dwyane Wade, Shaq, along with rest of Miami

    Aug 21, 2011, 4:00 PM EST

    Miami Heat basketball player Dwyane Wade attends a fashion show of the Yves Saint Laurent collection as part of spring-summer 2012 men's fashion season presented in Paris on Friday, June 24, 2011

    It was only really a matter of time, honestly. Nevin Shapiro is the infamous convict who ran a Ponzi scheme and recently provided enough detailed evidence of widespread corruption and NCAA violation at the University of Miami to tarnish their reputation for a decade. The U is a nuclear wasteland right now as the NCAA…

  21. The one where Betty White slaps Shaq

    Aug 18, 2011, 7:31 PM EST

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    This pretty much sounds like a rejected sitcom setup: Betty White — she of the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” and then “The Golden Girls” and then the late-in-life pop culture resurgence — was hanging out with Shaquille O’Neal, and he proposed marriage to her. But it kind of happened. It was staged, but it happened.…

  22. But what Shaq really wants to do is direct

    Aug 16, 2011, 10:52 AM EST

    Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal of the

    Once the owners and players get around to having an NBA season, Shaquille O’Neal will have a day job. Well, really a night job, but he’ll be part of the TNT crew on Inside the NBA. But he’s coming up with a fallback position. The man who helped bring us “Kazaam” now is studying to…

  23. Shaq names the five NBA players he’d most want to fight

    Aug 11, 2011, 10:00 PM EST

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    Shaquille O’Neal, out of the NBA and into the studio, remains one of the most interesting personalities in the sport. Because he’s up for anything. Such as going on Inside MMA television and naming the five NBA players he’d most want to fight. Some interesting answers, and frankly I’d pay to see a Shaq vs.…

  24. Judge throws out wild kidnapping case tied to Shaq

    Aug 10, 2011, 10:00 AM EST

    Shaquille O'Neal laughs as he announces his retirement from NBA at a news conference in Windermere

    When we told you about a wild kidnapping and beating case in Los Angeles that involved gang members, orders from Shaquille O’Neal, and an alleged sex tape involving the former NBA center,  we had doubts. Shaq denied everything and was never charged. We took that story with enough salt to make a nice prosciutto. The judge…

  25. Shaq seems to just attract wild lawsuit allegations

    Aug 4, 2011, 7:58 PM EST

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    Shaquille O’Neal has run in some questionable circles. Not that I believe any of the lawsuit allegations made against him this summer — and there have been some so ridiculous we refused to run or link to them here — but the fact he keeps ending up in them says something about the people around…

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