Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaq Makes Confession About His Vote: 'No Excuse'

Basketball Hall of Famer admits he voted for the first time ever

(Newser) - There's a first time for everything, and for one 48-year-old ex-NBA star this year, that's voting. On the Wednesday edition of his Big Podcast With Shaq , Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal admitted he'd never cast a vote before this election, and that he finally had,... More »

Papa John's Turns to Shaq

Shaquille O'Neal will replace founder John Schnatter as pitchman after controversy

(Newser) - Papa John's has a new pitchman: Shaquille O'Neal. The chain says the basketball Hall of Famer will appear on TV commercials and promote Papa John's in other ways, per the AP . He will also join the company's board of directors and invest in nine of its... More »

Charles Barkley's Family Feud Answer Is Head-Scratching

The former NBA star had everyone stunned with a strange response

(Newser) - Charles Barkley appeared on Celebrity Family Feud with fellow members of TNT's Inside the NBA on Sunday, and one of his answers has people wondering what on Earth he was thinking, Fox News reports. In their bid to beat the opposing team of former MLB stars, Barkley and company... More »

Shaq Steps Up for Family of Kid Who Killed Self on Instagram

He's paying for the funeral of 13-year-old Malachi Hemphill

(Newser) - The 13-year-old boy who accidentally killed himself on Instagram Live will be laid to rest on the dime of Shaquille O'Neal, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitution . After hearing about the tragic death of Malachi Hemphill, who was attempting to load a gun when he shot himself in the head,... More »

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 »

5 Celebrity Police Officers

A lot of actors have played cops on TV, but these celebs really are the law in real life

(Newser) - Former CHiPs star Erik Estrada recently became a reserve police officer in the tiny town of St. Anthony, Idaho, reports the Idaho State Journal . But the actor, who famously played a motorcycle cop on the '80s TV show, is hardly the first celebrity to add "real life cop"... 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 »

7 Celebs Who Like to Hunt

Including some you might not expect

(Newser) - Fox News rounds up a list of celebrities who like to hunt—and some of them may surprise you:
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: The model and Transformers star calls herself a "farm girl," and says that growing up, she ate animals she shot herself, including "a few pheasants
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21 Celebs Who Failed at Music

These actors, athletes did not make it in the music world

(Newser) - Just because you're good at acting or playing a sport doesn't mean you'll be equally talented at singing. Remember, if you will, how the Internet reveled in mocking Paris Hilton when her amazingly awful "Drunk Text" dropped. Now Perez Hilton lists 21 actors and athletes whose... 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 »

Cops: Gang Beat Man Who Said He Had Shaq Sex Tape

Tape may not have existed; O'Neal not implicated

(Newser) - So much for a peaceful retirement . A crazy crime story emerged yesterday featuring Shaquille O'Neal, a gang kidnapping, and a purported sex tape. Seven Los Angeles gang members allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, and robbed a man in 2008 who had claimed to have a sex tape of Shaq, reports the... 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 »

Ex-Aide: Shaq Tried to Frame Me With Child Porn

Basketball star's lawyer says it's all nonsense

(Newser) - Crazy lawsuit involving Shaquille O'Neal: The big man's former personal assistant says Shaq attempted to frame him by planting child porn on his computer. Shawn Darling alleges the two had a falling out because he had proof that Shaq was having affairs. He also accuses the Celtics star of, among... 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 Needs Thumb Surgery

Big man will likely miss rest of regular season

(Newser) - Shaquille O’Neal will undergo surgery to repair his right thumb today, which will almost certainly cause him to miss the rest of the regular season. The Cavaliers’ big man was injured against the Celtics Thursday, after one of his shots was blocked by Glen “Big Baby” Davis. The... More »

Social Media: Sports Fans' Best Friends

Get real, inside connections with athletes

(Newser) - Being cooped up during the winter can be tough on some, but not hard-core sports fans. And social networking adds a new dimension, so if you’re still on the fence about Twitter et al., former NBA star Jalen Rose, writing for Mashable , tells you why you should get in... More »

Shaq Buys LeBron $400K Rolls for Birthday

Cavs star also gives himself a present: a 48-point game

(Newser) - It must be nice to be LeBron James. The Cavaliers star turned a vital 25 years old and showed off his youthful vigor by scoring 48 points to beat the Atlanta Hawks yesterday. Then, as is the case with so many 25-year-olds, his friend and teammate Shaquille O’Neal gave... 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 »

Becks to Shaq: Pick On Someone Your Own Size

Plus, Jessica Biel sings!

(Newser) - David Beckham is afraid of Shaquille O’Neal—at least according to Shaquille O’Neal. Becks refused to compete against Shaq on the soccer field for the NBA star's upcoming TV show, Shaq Vs., the New York Post reports. That prompted the challenger to declare on Twitter, “he should... More »

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