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Shaquille O'Neal | Center

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (46) / 3/6/1972
Ht / Wt:  7'1" / 325
College: LSU
Drafted: 1992 / Rd. 1 (1) / ORL

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Shaquille O'Neal says he retired from the NBA too early.
Though his recent interview won't affect glfantasy owners, Shaq said he wishes he played one more year. "From a personal standpoint, I wanted to pass up Wilt Chamberlain. I don't like when people say there's two dominant players. I wanted to pass him up so I could arrogantly say, "I'm the most dominant guy in the world. Nobody else. Don't even mention him." For those keeping score at home, Shaq also shared that he prefers True Detective to Game of Thrones. Thu, Sep 24, 2015 09:30:00 AM
Source: Esquire

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Shaquille O'Neal said he would prefer to play with Kobe Bryant over LeBron James.

In a bit of a surprise after their very public feud, O'Neal gave praise to his former teammate on The Dan Patrick Show on Monday. "I played with both of them," Shaq said. "Kobe has that killer instinct. I'll probably have to go with Kobe. That's not a knock against LeBron." Shaq went on to praise James as well, but this was a very surprising statement from the former Laker.
Source: ESPN
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 12:40:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neal will be inducted to the Magic Hall of Fame on March 27.

O'Neal spent the first four years of his career with the Orlando Magic, compiling averages of 27.2 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 58.1 percent from the field. During his time in Orlando, he won Rookie of the Year, made four straight All-Star teams, and led the Magic to the 1995 NBA Finals. He will be the third member of the Magic Hall of Fame.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 03:19:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neal has sold his 3,904 square foot home near Orlando, FL to a man named Yves Paul Demesmin for $10.00 dollars.

Yes, the decimal point is in the correct place, Shaq just sold a mansion for $10 bucks. According to public records Shaq bought the home for $235,000 in 2012. Shaq has not made any official comment on the sale.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 02:07:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neal will be announced as a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday.

It's ironic that Shaq bought a piece of the Kings, the team he memorably battled in the playoffs for years, defeated in the 2002 Western Conference Finals, and once referred to as the 'Sacramento Queens'. Shaq is too loquacious to be out of the headlines for long, and he already plans to "teach [DeMarcus Cousins] a few things to add to his game." Former NBA star Mitch Richmond is also part of the Kings' ownership group, and Chris Mullin is a consultant for majority owner Vivek Ranadive.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 11:07:00 AM

Shaquille O'Neal said there is "no truth" to the rumor that he might play a few games in the Mexican Basketball League this summer.

Shaq does sound open to the idea, however, saying, "We could talk, but nobody has contacted me." He's spent his summer overseeing his business empire (including 55 Five Guys burger joints) and a legitimate return to the court isn't going to happen -- if he does play in the MBL, it will be little more than a publicity stunt.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 01:43:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neal could play one or two games in the 2012-13 Mexican Basketball League with Fuerza Regia, team president Sergio Ganem said.

O'Neal is in negotiations with the MBL, and even if he ends up playing, this is probably nothing more than a publicity stunt for Shaq. That being said, it would be fun to see the Diesel lace 'em up and get out on the floor one last time before the Lakers retire his jersey on April 2.
Wed, Sep 5, 2012 04:49:00 PM

The Lakers will retire Shaquille O'Neal's number on April 2.

The team also reported that they will be unveiling Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's statue on November 16, and retiring Jamaal Wilkes' number on December 28. As far as jersey retirement ceremonies go, Shaq's is certain to draw plenty of eyeballs.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 08:59:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neal said Thursday he has no interest in Orlando's vacant general manager position.

O'Neal makes sense as some kind of owner, ambassador or consultant for the Magic. He knows he's not prepared -- or willing to take on -- the massive role of GM. "When I first heard about the vacancy for the Orlando Magic general manager position, I was clearly intrigued," Shaq said in a statement. "However, this is not a job I have an interest in pursuing. I feel very fortunate to be with TNT and to have the best job in sports."
Thu, May 24, 2012 03:15:00 PM

The Magic believe Shaquille O'Neal's potential presence within the organization could help them retain Dwight Howard, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard.

Broussard has already reported that the Magic might meet with Shaq about their vacant GM position next week, which on its face sounds ludicrous. Based on his performance as a TNT analyst this season, his knowledge of personnel appears lackluster. However, the Magic are desperate to get Howard to commit to them long-term. The two 7-footers have apparently forged a bond as time has gone on.
Thu, May 24, 2012 02:20:00 PM

ESPN's Chris Broussard is reporting that Shaquille O'Neal could interview with the Magic for the G.M. opening left by the departure of Otis Smith.

While it's tough to doubt Broussard, this one just doesn't feel all that realistic, especially given O'Neal's performance this year while working for Turner. But anything is possible and it wouldn't be all that surprising to see the big man at least get an interview.
Wed, May 23, 2012 07:21:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neal revealed on the Dan Patrick show Tuesday morning that Jerry Buss called him the day he retired and promised that the Lakers would retire his jersey.

Buss had been previously on the record as saying he'd retire O'Neal's number, and it sounds like he's going to make good on that promise. O'Neal was a monster during his tenure with Los Angeles before his infamous departure. No player will ever wear No. 34 for the Lakers again once it comes official.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 01:29:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neal told Danny Ainge not to make the Kendrick Perkins trade at the 2010-11 trade deadline.

O'Neal told Ainge that he may not have been healthy enough to return upon Perkins' departure from the club, and that he "definitely" wasn't returning after the season. The trade continues to get criticized by Celtics fans, and the team was hurt by its lack of presence inside down the stretch of the season. Jeff Green, who was brought over from Oklahoma City for Perkins in the deal, really looked lost for most of his tenure with the team, and the move will continue to get dissected, as will Ainge's choice to pull the trigger, with the blunt honesty that O'Neal has provided in retirement.
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 03:44:00 PM

A 900-pound bronze statue of Shaquille O'Neal dunking has been erected in front of the LSU Tigers' practice facility in Baton Rouge.

The Tigers' most famous alum was on hand for the unveiling, where he revealed that he is close to completing his doctorate (with a dissertation on "the duality of humor and aggression in leadership styles"). Shaq was recently cleared of all criminal charges in a bizarre L.A.-based lawsuit, freeing him to pursue his idiosyncratic interests.
Fri, Sep 9, 2011 10:11:00 AM

A Los Angeles judge has dismissed charges that Shaquille O'Neal ordered seven gang members to kidnap and assault a record producer.

The producer, himself a convicted felon, had allegedly been blackmailing Shaq with a non-existent sex tape. The link below contains more sordid details, but the gist is that Shaq is off the hook for any criminal charges (a civil suit is still pending, but unlikely to succeed in light of this ruling).
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 01:45:00 PM

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