Shaquille O’Neal attends the State Farm All-Star Saturday Night during the NBA All-Star Weekend 2014 at The Smoothie King Center on February 15, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana
*Shaquille O’Neal says he’s trying to make up for the bad inflicted upon players of his 1994 video game experiment ”Shaq Fu,” now considered to be among the worst games ever made.
The four-time NBA champion is launching a crowd-funding campaign to create a ”Shaq Fu” follow-up titled ”Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn.”
In return, backers could receive anything from a pair of autographed size-22 sneakers to a pick-up basketball game and lunch with Shaq, depending on how much they’re willing to donate.
*Did you know that Tyra Banks earned a business management degree from Harvard and that Shaquille O’Neal has a doctorate and MBA from Barry University in Florida?
We often forget the usefulness of an education, no matter where we stand in our career.
If you want to succeed in your career, ramping up your performance could mean hitting the books.
*OK, here we go again.
Shaunie O’Neal says her ex-husband, Shaquille O’Neal is straight up full of it when he says he doesn’t want their kids doing reality TV.
Furthermore it appears she has the evidence to back up her claim. She took some unsigned contracts and correspondence to court that clearly shows that Shaq himself was negotiating to become part of the reality show project. And on top of that, he included their 4 kids as well.
*The Shaquille and Shaunie O’Neal war continues.
TMZ references new legal documents in which Shaunie claims that Shaq is blocking her new reality show out of spite in light of failed attempts at getting his own reality show off the ground. Although Shaq calls the claims as false, Shaunie counters, saying her ex-husband is OK with her show as long as she gives him $1 million.
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Needless to say, Shaunie don’t play that as she’s been trying to get a judge to effectively give the go-ahead for her to put her four kids in her reality show. Needless to say, Shaq is strongly against that.
*When the photo above was taken, Shaunie & Shaq were married and on the same page, we presume. That’s definitely not the case now.
You see, Shaunie O’Neal wants to do a reality show featuring her and the kids. Only problem is her now ex, Shaquille O’Neal, isn’t havin’ it.
That means Shaunie would have to do an end run via the courts and that went down this morning, but that didn’t go her way, either.
*Looks like Shaquille O’Neal’s appearance as a guest host on WWE Raw in 2009 wasn’t just for play.
The Arizona Republic‘s Paul Coro revealed that the experience did rub off on the now retired basketball great as he put his wrestling skills to use during an incident involving his former Phoenix Suns teammate Gordan Giriček. The incident, as told by former Suns player Grant Hill, occurred in April 2008 after the Suns’ Game 1 loss to San Antonio in the playoffs.
Tension and “an awkward discomfort” from the loss spilled over into a verbal altercation between O’Neal and Giriček during a closed practice. The argument was so heated that O’Neal ended up putting a sleeper hold on Giriček, who passed out.
It’s not known how things turned with Giricek out after the incident, but one thing is known. At the time, he was only with the Suns six weeks. Although he played in the remainder of the season, that season would be Giriček s last.
The moral of the story: never mess with anyone bigger than you who can easily make your future in the NBA a brief transition into something that doesn’t include violent confrontations.