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Ever wondered what Shaquille O’Neal’s name meant? If you didn’t know the story, you will now: Shaq will appear on Saturday’s episode of Oprah’s Master Class on OWN, and in this exclusive clip, O’Neal explains where his name comes from: “My mother is my best friend. My mother had me when she was very young. Her mother was so religious that when she had me out of wedlock, the family kind of turned a cold shoulder. We were alone for a while, just going from place to place. … “One day I finally asked my mother, I said, ‘We have Brians and Kennys and Mikes and Gregs in our family, why did you name me Shaquille?’ She said, ‘I wanted to name you something that meant something.’ “My name is Shaquille Rashaun O’Neal. Shaquille is an Islamic name that means ‘little,’ Rashaun means ‘warrior.’ She said, ‘You’re my little warrior. I’ve fought with you, I’ve fought for you.'”
Ranking in the MVP vote through the years: Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and LeBron James.
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