Former superstar basketball center and current TNT mumbling head Shaquille O'Neal has told Jon Stewart, the New York Times, and ESPN that he's getting his doctorate at Miami's Barry University, where he defended his dissertation this month. His purported title? "How Leaders Utilize Humor or Aggressi ... More >>
Shaquille O'Neal is officially retired from the NBA, but the former Miami Heat star may not have exhibited his last feat of athleticism in Miami-Dade just yet. Today, O'Neal confirmed rumors from a few months ago that he's thinking about wrestling in a match when the WWE brings Wrestlemania to Su ... More >>
Shaq showed up to da club lookin' like a schlub.Remember when the Wade County police department teamed up with a veteran rogue enforcer named Shaquille O'Neal and the Miami Heat won the first and only NBA championship of its existence? Yeah, there was a title. But also a lot of shit talking. An ... More >>
Shaq in drag!Basketball fans are pissed. NBA Commissioner David Stern calls the lockout a "big charade," admitting that the 2011-2012 is in jeopardy because "the union is ratcheting up." Alex "Rube" Rubin, the YouTube rapper whose "NBA Lockout Anthem" has become a collective battle cry for seaso ... More >>
Shaq has fired back at the computer hack who exposed him as a clumsy mack. The insane battle between Shaquille O'Neal and his ex-con IT guy-- who sued his former boss and leaked scandalous emails of the retired basketball behemoth being an extra-marital lothario-- got more complicated Thursday.Sh ... More >>
A second round of excerpts from Shaquille O'Neal upcoming Autobiography have hit the web. In the first round, Shaq detailed his near-fight with Pat Riley, but in the latest the first Miami Heat messiah criticizes our current one, LeBron James.
How much of a badass is Pat Riley? Enough of a badass to go toe-to-toe and face-to-face with Shaq. Sure, Riley's not exactly diminutive at 6'4", but Shaq is nine inches taller and 27 years younger than him.Shaq recounts the near-fight that he had with Riley one day that pretty much ended his care ... More >>
Apparently Shaq Fu -- despite a personal life that reads like bad urban fiction -- hasn't given up on his dream of being a top cop somewhere in America. Over the weekend, the New York Times published a fluffy "thirty second" interview with Shaquille O'Neal, in which he said: "I'm going to be runn ... More >>
Shaquille O'Neal's recent legal troubles are a complicated saga. There are multiple mistresses and several lawsuits, an alleged police conspiracy, extortion claims, and Shaq's own typo-laden Twitter-style emails narrating it all.We think we did a noble job of parsing through the Lord of the Rings ... More >>
Extortion, espionage, mistresses, and Delonte West's penis. Just how crazy is Shaquille O'Neal's personal life? Last February, local prosecutors met with Vanessa Lopez, a woman claiming to be O'Neal's former mistress, about an alleged extortion plot, according to a Florida Department of Law Enf ... More >>
When he was traded from the LA Lakers to the Miami Heat in 2004, Shaquille O'Neal became a reserve officer on the Miami Beach police force. Like any cop in Florida, O'Neal had a personnel file that is subject to a public records request. We've embedded the file below. As in everything S ... More >>
The mainstream media doesn't quite know how to handle a lawsuit in which a convicted felon has accused Shaquille O'Neal -- one of basketball's most beloved characters -- of attempting to using police connections to try to frame an enemy for possession of child porn. The Associated Press and ... More >>
Former Heat star Shaquille O'Neal made his big debut as an NBA analyst today on an show announcing the release of the season schedule. He had nice things to say about the Heat actually, which was refreshing in the wake of Charles Barkley's mouth's year-long perpetual word vomit. Unless, of course ... More >>
"A paycheck for sitting in a chair and talking about basketball? Don't mind if I do."Former Miami Heat center Shaquille O'Neal will be joining the studio team on "NBA on TNT," the popular basketball show also featuring noted Heat hater Charles Barkley, according to unnamed reports in the Orlando&nbs ... More >>
LeBron James might be the most hated man in basketball, but at least he's not involved in a bizarre scandal involving gang members, robbery, kidnapping, and a sex tape. Can't say the same for Shaquille O'Neal. Los Angeles prosecutors are investigating a weird case allegedly centered on a tap ... More >>
Shaquille O'Neal may have hung up his high tops for good, but according to spreading internet rumors he may have not made his last athletic appearance at American Airlines Arena yet. The buzz is that WWE is trying to sign Shaq to take on similarly tall wrestler The Big Show for a match at next ye ... More >>
Shaquille O'Neal's announcement that he's retiring from basketball after a legendary career that spanned 19 season has brought out lots of well wishers, but Mickey Arison, owner of the Miami Heat where Shaq won his last championship, perhaps had the best zinger."I think he should take Charles Bar ... More >>
As the Miami Heat are on the hunt for the second NBA Championship, the big man who helped them secure their first has announced his retirement from professional basketball. After 19 seasons in the NBA, four championships rings, 15 trips to the All-Star Game, an MVP award and six teams, Shaquille ... More >>
The last time the Heat was in the second round of the NBA playoffs, Udonis Haslem and Shaquille O'Neal were a big part of the team. Will history, though a bit altered, repeat itself tonight in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics? Update: Nope.
Yes, we know it's a week after Halloween. But as a Miami blog with a taste for the ridiculous we just couldn't sleep with ourselves if we didn't post the following video of Shaq channeling Beyonce in his "Shaquita" Halloween get-up -- which, by the way, is worlds funkier than his former teammate's w ... More >>
Yesterday, news broke of a bizarre lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade court that alleged amongst other wrongdoings Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal hatched a plan to plant child porn on a former employee's computer and use his law enforcement connections to have the man arrested. Today Shaq's repre ... More >>
Former Miami Heat star Shaquille O'Neal has been hit with an explosive lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade court alleging that the hard court legend planted child pornography in an attempt to frame a former employee, and hacked into various personal accounts of the employee and a former mistress. We've b ... More >>
Hollywood may still have problems finding complicated roles for women of a certain age, but it is a golden age on reality TV for ladies over the age of 30 (who want to act like 12 year olds). While Miami may never get its own Real Housewives franchise on Bravo, VH1 hit us last night with the prem ... More >>
via EssenceShaunie O'NealShaquille O'Neal's trade to the Heat may have been good for the team, but apparently bad for his marriage.His very-soon-to-be-ex-wife Shaunie has blamed the entire city of Miami for their pending divorce, or more specifically all the hoochies in the arena who show up in b ... More >>
via PSDJust a day after rumors made the rounds that the temporary hoops marriage of LeBron James and Shaquille O'Neal might come to an end next year, TMZ reports Shaq and his wife Shaunie are heading for splits-ville again.Shaunie originally filed for divorce in 2007 while Shaq was still playing ... More >>
via Kevin TomlinsonThere once was a time, before the real estate crash, before the credit crunch, and before the global economic meltdown, when Shaquille O'Neal figured he could sell his Star Island mansion for between $32 and $35 million. That was 2005, and this is now. Joan Fleischman reporte ... More >>
Before the NBA Finals began, there were quite a few columns written about this Magic-Lakers series being haunted by the Ghost of Shaquille O'Neal -- you know, because the former Miami fixture played for both teams and has had such a contentious history with Kobe Bryant. Seemed like a bit of a reach ... More >>
via TwitPicSo far, it has to have been a strange week for Shaq. Perhaps not as weird as the first week shooting Shazam, but strange nonetheless. Scheduling has forced the man to do an impromptu tour of his former teams. On Saturday, Shaq and the Suns beat Kobe and the Lakers at home; then last night ... More >>
Every year, the New Times staff picks the 12 people who have managed to disgrace themselves and, guilty by association, the city. This year's Dirty Dozen included everyone from former Heat, current Phoenix Suns player Shaq to possibly hairy-puss aficionado Alberto Carvalho. Check out our Dirty Dozen ... More >>
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