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Shaq: Scrap NBA season without an 'asterisk' champ

May 12, 2020 - 12:56 PM

'Everybody go home, get healthy, come back next year. Just scrap the season,' says Shaquille O' Neal

'SCRAP IT'. Four-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal will rather wait for things to get back to normal before enjoying the game again. Photo from Instagram/@shaq

Shaq denies possessing big cats from Netflix's 'Tiger King'

Apr 11, 2020 - 9:10 PM

'The tigers never come into my possession,' says NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal as he gets roasted for his cameo in the docuseries 'Tiger King'

TIGER AFFINITY. Shaquille O'Neal has been open about his love for big cats, but denies possessing them. Photo from Shaquille O'Neal's Instagram

No 'I' in 'team': Shaq shares how Kobe gained his respect at memorial

Feb 25, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Shaquille O’Neal shares how their rivalry throughout the years brought out the best in both of their games

RIVALRY. Shaquille O'Neal tells the story of how Kobe Bryant gained his respect. Photo by Francis Specker/EPA-EFE

Despite feud, O'Neal says Kobe-Shaq 'best duo ever created’

Jan 31, 2020 - 8:38 PM

Shaquille O’Neal says he’s been unable to sleep and eat since the tragic death of former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant

POWER PAIR. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal celebrate their 2000 NBA championship. Photo by AFP

Shaq, West among NBA icons grieving Kobe at empty arena

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:43 AM

Grief-stricken NBA legends weep in a touching tribute as they mourn Kobe Bryant at an empty Staples Center

Photo from Reggie Miller's Instagram

Shaq backs Rockets executive Morey over China-NBA row

Oct 23, 2019 - 12:45 PM

Shaquille O'Neal says Americans are 'allowed to speak up about injustices' after Rockets' Daryl Morey tweeted support for Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters

SPEAK UP. Los Angeles Lakers legend Shaquille O'neal says nothing should inhibit free speech. File photo by M. David Leeds/EPA

Kobe, Shaq squash renewed feud speculation

Aug 29, 2019 - 11:33 AM

The former Lakers superstar teammates hit social media to say there's 'no beef' between them

ALL GOOD. Retired NBA stars Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal brush off feud speculations. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Elbow dunk over Shaq wins Diallo Slam Dunk title

Feb 17, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Thunder rookie jumps over the 7-foot-1 NBA legend and throws down a slam popularized by dunk great Vince Carter

CHAMP. Oklahoma City Thunder's Hamidou Diallo beats out New York Knicks' Dennis Smith Jr for the crown. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

LeBron James hits 3 NBA milestones in one game

Oct 28, 2018 - 1:47 PM

The Lakers superstar moves up in the league's all-time scoring, all-time 30-point games, and all-time field goals lists

LEAGUE OF HIS OWN. LeBron James becomes the NBA's active overall points leader. Photo from Lakers Twitter.

Heart trouble slows hoops rise of Shaq's son Shareef

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef puts his promising college basketball career on hold due to a heart ailment

OUT FOR THE SEASON. NBA great Shaquille O'Neal’s son Shareef was all set to play for UCLA. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Apple/AFP

Shaq picks Jordan over LeBron - but 'Dr. J was best'

Aug 18, 2015 - 7:01 PM

It’s a good question a good conversation But we’ll never know Shaq says of the debate over who really is the greatest of all time

SHAQ PICKS MIKE. Shaquille O'Neal weighs in on the LeBron James-Michael Jordan debate and picks the Chicago Bulls great. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Holding Court: The bastardized NBA All-Star game

Feb 10, 2014 - 10:10 PM

As the NBA All Star game grows into a phenomenon columnist Bert Ramirez laments its trivialization of the center position and selection process

SHAQ’TIN A FOOL. Former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal is one center who would be affected by the current All-Star selection process. Photo by M. David Leeds/EPA