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Shaquille O'Neal: Earth Is Flat

This belief is circulating the NBA for some reason

(Newser) - Apparently there's a belief circulating in the NBA that the Earth is flat. Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers first revealed his flat-Earth beliefs back in February , and now retired basketball player Shaquille O'Neal has revealed he's on the same page. In an episode of his podcast... More »

Man With Disorder Sues Shaq for Mocking His Selfie

Jahmel Binion: NBA star made fun of me on social media

(Newser) - A Michigan man with a rare genetic disorder is seeking more than $25,000 in damages from Shaquille O'Neal, NBA player Trey Burke, and rapper Waka Flocka for making fun of his pic on social media, reports the Detroit Free Press . Jahmel Binion has ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that... More »

Shaq Now a ... PhD

O'Neal to graduate with doctoral degree

(Newser) - That's Dr. Shaq to you: Shaquille O'Neal graduates Saturday from Barry University with a PhD, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. The retired NBA star's doctoral degree, earned after 4½ years at the Miami university, is in education—or, if you want to get technical, Organizational Learning and... More »

Shaq Announces Retirement

Drops the news in online video

(Newser) - Shaquille O’Neal is ending his Hall of Fame NBA career—not that he’s told the Celtics. The Big Diesel/Shamrock announced his retirement in a brief video posted online today. “We did it. Nineteen years, baby,” he said. “I want to thank you very much, that’... More »

Endorsement Extravaganza Awaits New Celtic Shaq

'Marketing giant' heads to sports-mad Boston

(Newser) - Shaquille O'Neal will be paid the veteran minimum as a Celtic , but he probably won't have to worry about making ends meet—Boston businesses are already lining up to pitch endorsement deals, reports the Herald . "The minute I heard about him coming, I thought about the idea," says... More »

Shaq Foots Bill for Shaniya's Funeral

NBA great was touched by news coverage of terrible crime

(Newser) - Touched by the girl's story, Shaquille O’Neal paid for the funeral of Shaniya Davis. More than 2,000 people gathered Sunday to mourn the slain North Carolina 5-year-old, allegedly prostituted by her mother and raped and asphyxiated by another man. Shaq got in touch with the girl’s father... More »

Shaq, LeBron Not Quite a Heavenly Match

(Newser) - We're months away from the NBA season, but the scrutiny of the monster pairing of Shaq and LeBron has already begun in earnest. Can the superstars exist in harmony on one team? The Wall Street Journal sniffs out a little trouble, noting that the two haven't exactly acted like best... More »

Blocked From White House, Shaq Loses Bet

Guessed he could get in just by turning up

(Newser) - Shaquille O’Neal bet a friend he’d be let in the White House if he simply showed up—and he lost the wager, the Washington Post reports. “The rule was I couldn't use any of my political connections," Shaq said. "Couldn't show a badge. I couldn't... More »

Most Popular Celeb Twitterers

(Newser) - Celebrity oversharing on Twitter has gone from the drama-ridden (Lindsay Lohan) to the inane (Solange Knowles, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, and Nicole Richie making playdates for their kids). The New York Daily News zeroes in on the most popular celeb Twitterers, starting with Britney Spears, who has Ashton Kutcher on her heels.... More »

It's Official: Suns Get Their Shaq

Star center passes physical, leaves struggling Miami for West power

(Newser) - Center Shaquille O’Neal is now a member of the Phoenix Suns after he passed a physical exam, the final barrier to the completion of his trade from the Miami Heat, the Associated Press reports. The Heat—which has the NBA's worst record at 9-37—exchanged O'Neal, 35, for forward... More »

White-Hot Celtics Beat L.A.

Elsewhere, Spurs, Pacers and Heat get wins

(Newser) - It was retro night in Boston as the Celtics' Big Three were taking on the rival Lakers and fans wore "Beat L.A." shirts circa 1985. But rather than Bird, McHale and Parish, it was Garnett, Allen and Pierce who combined for 59 points and put up a... More »

Surging Celts Hold Off Miami, Move to 8-0

Boston's veteran trio has team off to best start since Havlicek era

(Newser) - Paul Pierce, in foul trouble most of the second half, dropped in a layup with 25 seconds left to give the Boston Celtics a 92-91 win over the Miami Heat, and his team their best start since 1972-73. Boston's new Big Three combined for 57 points while Miami's Dwyane Wade,... More »

Shaq Scores 17 in Heat Loss to Bobcats

Blazers topple Pistons, Sonics struggle again against Magic

(Newser) - The Heat's struggles continued last night with a 97-91 loss to the Bobcats. Shaq scored 17 points in 25 minutes, but was only one of two Heat players in double figures. "I should play," sputtered furious coach Pat Riley. "I guarantee you I should suit up. I... More »

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