Back in the day, when Shaquille O’Neal dominated the block like no other big man since Wilt Chamberlain, it was almost impossible for opposing centers to slow the Big Aristotle down. Then along came the crafty Serbian, Vlade Divac, and flopping became the defense du jour when you didn’t have enough fouls for Hack-a-Shaq. The two were back at it, but without the pressure of a playoff series, when Vlade and the Kings minority owner were joined by Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive to look for a birthday present for Vlade at the adidas store in Beijing.
Shaquille O’Neal and the Sacramento Kings are in China for the NBA Global Games, and during Shaq’s visit, he met with old rival Yao Ming. Meetings between Shaq’s Lakers and Yao’s Rockets were appointment television until O’Neal left for Miami and injuries cut Yao’s career short. Shaq revealed that he had no idea Yao could speak English until years after he was drafted by Houston.
Shaquille O’Neal is now 42 years old. He has not played professional basketball since Moses was a baby. Though he was a 15-time All Star with championship rings, O’Neal could have been like so many other professional athletes with no replacement source of income to cover his personal debt service once his playing days ended. But O’Neal had a business plan that every pro player, regardless of sport, should follow.
Oct 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
ATLANTA — Shaquille O’Neal arrived at Turner Studios on a recent weekday morning wearing a tailored suit, size 60XL, and carrying a leather briefcase. He sat at a table at the front of the room, cracked open his laptop and prepared for a daylong seminar on a subject that was uniquely familiar to him: Shaquille O’Neal.
Who is amped for NBA 2K15 to drop tonight at 12:00 a.m. EST in North America? In preparation for the official unveiling to the Western world, 2K Sports gives us another look at the pre- and post-game antics of harlequinShaquille O’Neal and the straight guy to Shaq’s “Yakkem” brand of tomfoolery, Ernie Johnson. The duo normally found adjacent to Chuck and Kenny on TNT’s seminal “Inside the NBA,” are now on that NBA 2K flip.
Oct 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 1, 2014) - The Flag Art Foundation organizes 4-6 exhibitions per year in a state-of-the-art exhibition space, each with a different curator. Opened in 2008, the Flag Art Foundation is a non-profit art institution that features established and emerging artists from over 25 countries. The objective of the Flag Art Foundation is to promote and encourage the appreciation of contemporary art. It is a unique environment that is both educational and entertaining, and visitors can view and contemplate the artworks displayed. Curators select works from a variety of sources in order to include a wide variety of representation in each exhibit. For its September 2014 exhibition, the featured curator was Shaquille O'Neal. Shaq Loves People exhibits portraits of people from various races, cultures, and ethnic background. It is a celebration of the human spirit, and typifies the relationship between O'Neal and his fans. The portraits selected challenge typical stereotypes of family, female beauty, power, and masculinity. The works presented come in a variety of media forms, including oils, photography, video, sculpture, and drawings.
Shaquille O'Neal, a former LSU Tiger, made an appearance at the LSU's SEC opener Saturday against Mississippi State.