Intentional fouling has become a hot topic during the NBA playoffs. Gregg Popovich ruthlessly employs the strategy with DeAndre Jordan, while Rick Carlisle uses the tactic on Houston’s brigade of charity stripe challenged big men. The actual act of intentionally fouling is referred to as the ‘Hack-a-Shaq,’ because the strategy originated when Don Nelson began intentionally fouling Shaquille O’Neal when he first came into the NBA and struggled from the line; also, it rhymes.
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Adam Silver has made quite a name for himself since taking over for longtimeNBA commissioner David Stern in February 2014. The man formerly known largely to the public as the smiley pick announcer of the NBA draft's second round has quickly become known for his strong stances and shrewd negotiation skills.
With a little over a week to go until the blockbuster welterweight world championship unification super fight between 11-time, five-division world champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and eight-division world champion Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao, the biggest celebrities in entertainment and sports line up and take sides.
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Shaquille O’Neal is one of the most recognisable sports stars in the entire world. His fame is due not only to his physical dominance on the basketball court – the likes of which fans have never seen in the NBA before or since – but also his larger-than-life personality. He is a media dream, always ready with a soundbite and a seemingly-endless list of nicknames, including (but certainly not limited to) The Diesel, Shaq Fu, and The Big Aristotle.
Here's a Funny Story About Shaq, the Magic, and Marilyn Manson Hanging Out in a Bar During a Blizzard Back in 1996
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Grantland just put up an excellent oral history of the Magic teams from the 1990s that featured Shaquille O'Neal and Penny Hardaway. It's super long, but it includes all kinds of cool anecdotes and stories from those teams and will leave you wondering what Orlando might have been able to accomplish if Shaq hadn't left the team for the Lakers in the summer of 1996.