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Check out this hilarious and endearing clip of basketball great Shaquille O'Neal being a giant kid while winning over every last bit of your affections.

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NBA 2K is bringing out the big guns. With a little over a month before release, 2K Sports is opening up access to its latest hoops creation.

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As the summer wears on, with training camps and preseason play still off in (what feels like) the distant future, we turn our attention to the past. Join us as we while away a few late-summer moments recalling some of the most scintillating slams of yesteryear, the most thunderous throwdowns ever to sear themselves into our memories. This is Dunk History.

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In a recent interview with Antenna Magazine, Shaquille O’Neal offered this microwave-reheated, re-fried take to the Kobe Bryant-LeBron James debate:

“They’re different. LeBron is more of an all-around player — Hey this guy’s open, let me kick it to him. Kobe is more of, Oh, we’re down six? I’m going to shoot it three times and get us six points. But they’re both great players.”

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While he likes what former Lakers coach Phil Jackson has done this summer in New York, O'Neal doesn't see the Knicks - or any other team - competing with the Cavaliers next season after James announced his return to Cleveland to team up with Kyrie Irving and the soon-to-be acquired Kevin Love.

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Sports gamers won’t be blessed with commentary from the Round Mound of Rebound in next-gen consoles. This probably means we’ll get the TNT scoreboard and overlay, along with the halftime “analysis” (a reading of stats, basically). Last year, Kevin Harlan, Clark Kellogg and Steve Kerr provided commentary for the game.

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Rucker Park in Harlem is the home court of some of the biggest legends in basketball and the street ball tournament that can make or break reputations.

High school players from Philadelphia took on New Yorkers to see who's really got game. And both had heavy-duty coaches giving them advice.

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal could barely walk a foot without the kids running up to him and people asking for pictures.

High-profile exhibition games like this give players a way to provide positive role models for the neighborhood kids.

Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel brought his personal style right to the court.

It wasn't the NBA championship, but the pressure was definitely on the players.

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Organizers of Expo Chicago, the Windy City’s foremost art fair—slated for Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, September 18–21—announced the program of special exhibitions and projects for its third edition. The schedule includes more than two dozen projects organized by museums, universities, organizations, institutions, artists, and one retired NBA superstar.

-- Basketball Icon Turned Entrepreneur, Shaquille O'Neal will Celebrate HSN's 37th Birthday with a Special On-Air Appearance to Present Exciting New Products from Monster Products--

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Last week while at the “Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy” in Chicago, the Windy City Gridiron reported that the three-time NBA champion was shifting his one-on-one focus to another foe: