Shaquille O’Neal is back with a new menswear line with Macy’s.
The collection –“The Shaquille O’Neal collection” – are suits with separate jackets and sports jackets.
The collection has a focus on big to tall — fitting men in his body type.
While at the Daytona International Speedway on Saturday, O’Neal joked about cheering on Dale Earnhardt Jr and Danica Partick but not before weighing his feelings about Howard’s move to the Rockets. According to O’Neal, the Los Angeles spotlight was too bright for Dwight.
“It was expected,” Shaq said. “We’ve all been in L. A., and not a whole lot of people can handle being under the bright lights. Everybody wants to do it, but when you get there, there are certain pressures. I think it was a safe move for him to go to a little town like Houston. That’s right, little town. I said it.”
O’Neal then shifted gears towards his favorite driver Patrick.
“Danica Patrick is one of my favorites. I hope she wins. She’s very feisty. I love the way she competes,” O’Neal said.
But it was clear that O’Neal liked more than just her driving skills.
“Honestly? She’s hot. Smokin’,” O’Neal said. “Hey, Danica, call me. Danica, call me.”
“Don’t do it,” comedian Adam Sandler responded.
Once O’Neal had the pleasure of Meeting Patrick he confessed his feelings. “I’m a huge fan.” The pair posed for a picture (below) together at O’Neal’s request.
O’Neal served as one of the grand marshals for the race at Daytona, joining Sandler and fellow comedian Kevin James as they also promote dtheir movie “Grown Ups 2.” They sang the command to start engines, a rendition that was widely panned on social media sites.
*Shaq isn’t seeing any light in the pending lawsuit between him and his former mistress Vanessa Lopez.
According to RadarOnline.com, the ex-lover just added something else to the load, asking for punitive damages.
The suit, which was filed in 2010, accuses the former NBA star of racketeering, invasion of privacy, and intentional inflection of emotional distress after she told him she thinks she’s pregnant.
She claims Shaq started to verbally harass her, making threats as their relationship ended.
And according to a former employee of Shaq’s, he wanted to challenge himself by hacking into text messages of third parties and manipulate numbers to disguise his ultimate goal.
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The now retired NBA center’s gimmicks don’t always stick, but maybe with his new vodka, that will change.
Yep, that’s right, he’s launching a coconut-flavored vodka called “Luv Shaq,” under Devotion Vodka.
It’s a sugar and gluten-free drink, bottled in containers decorated with images of the big man himself.
According to Devotion’s founder, the new drink will be Diddy’s Ciroc contender.
Beyond that, the former athlete is an entrepreneur at heart. Currently, he purchases foreclosed properties and sells them back to the financially distressed owners at lower mortgage rates with more manageable terms.
Supposedly, Ayesha Harrison told Lopez to “watch [her] back because they know where [she] lives.”
According to court documents filed in Orange County, Fla, Vanessa is claiming Shaq and his sister have intentionally inflicted emotional distress and assault. She says the harassment came shortly after she revealed she might be pregnant.
Shaq asked the court to dismiss the suit, but his request was denied.
The matter has actually escalated and could be televised. According to Radaronline, her lawyers, Gloria Allred and Nathan Goldberg, are readying for a trial, which is set for March 25, 2013.
The recently retired basketball player and PHD is partnering with a few of his comic friends to launch a new show tentatively called “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal.”
Shaq and friends, including Gary Owen and Godfrey, will comment on web videos and create their own parodies. The series has been green-lighted for 10 episodes on TruTV.
“Shaquille O’Neal has such a great personality, and he really has a lot of fun with the format and the material in this new truTV series,” said TruTV EVP and COO Marc Juris. “This show is going to be a great fit with TruTV’s comedic shows like Impractical Jokers and the upcoming Killer Karaoke.”
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The show is going to be right up Shaq’s alley, being that he’s a big goofball himself and a veteran to television. Remember his show, “Shaq’s Big Challenge” and “Shaq Vs.?” Yeah, it’s going to be pretty entertaining.
“I’ve always tried to entertain people,” added O’Neal, “and I know this show will deliver big laughs.”