Latest Shaqness

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Since True Detective Season 2 has already cast its new pairing, we decided to get ahead of the game for Season 3.

We auditioned the legendary duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley for the respective roles. Watch to see their auditions and the trailer of True Detective Season 3.

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TNT analyst and Lakers great Shaquille O’Neal previewed the NBA season with The Post’s Justin Terranova and other media outlets this week. The four-time NBA champ talked Kobe, LeBron, Knicks and more.

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If there ever were two figures with the sharpest tongues in the world of basketball, they would be Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley, both with a track record of shooting from the hip and saying it as it is – or isn't, as the case may be.

Their last bout of bitching has been in a recent chat between the two TNT game analysts and the channel's Kenny Smith. The terrible two got the knives out for a fair few of the game's big names, but above all for Pau Gasol.

Talking about Chicago's chances in the East, Barkley commented, "If Derrick Rose is fit, the Bulls are the clear favourites over in the East". Shaq's response was a bolt from the blue: "Pau is old and finished". Said without even having seen the Catalan's performance with his new team. Clearly a man who is not known for mincing his words – an example of 'Shaq Attack' at his "best".

Barkley and O'Neil took a look at all that was happening in the NBA and didn't hold back a bit. Pau was not the only man to come under fire from the man that not long ago called him one of the best pivots in the world. The next man up for shooting down was Kobe Bryant: "I don't know how many more games Kobe will play, but I do know he won't be playing in the Playoffs again."

The pair also talked about the triangle under Phil Jackson (Shaq: "I took a day to learn in 'cos I had the ball all the time") and San Antonio (Barkley: "For the twelfth time on the run I'm going to rule out the Spurs as they're so old").

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Former NBA center Shaquille O'Neal posted a photo of his brand new Mercedes-Benz C-Class which is now sitting on some nice big Forgiato wheels.

If you've ever seen his episode of cribs back when it was popular on MTV, fans of the baller will know that he is an avid car collector. He is also very big in customization of vehicles and he gives his Mercedes a little custom flare with what it looks to be the Forgiato Tessi-ECL.

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ESPN most recently put out an article arguing that players dislike playing alongside Kobe Bryant. That is absolutely preposterous, unless your name is Smush Parker.

All the players that were mentioned in the article have, on the contrary, enjoyed their time with Kobe and the Lakers. It’s almost as if the article was putting words in these players’ mouth. 

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Adam Sandler stopped by Conan last year and told a whopper of a locker room story. It seems that when Sandler was kicking it on the set of Grown Ups 2 with basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal, he hit the locker room with one thing on his mind.

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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.

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Shaquille O'Neal knows exactly what the New York Knicks need to make the triangle work -- another superstar to play alongside Carmelo Anthony

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Before Shaq won multiple champion in Los Angeles and even before he was tearing down backboards in Orlando, his roots were cemented in Newark, New Jersey. Shaquille O’Neal learned the fundamentals of the game at the Boys and Girls Club in his home city of Newark.

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Toys "R" Us, together with Shaquille O'Neal, launched Wednesday the #PlayItForward campaign which aims to deliver toys to children in poverty.