HoopsHype Shaquille O'Neal rumors


July 31, 2014 Updates

A Michigan man who has a rare genetic disorder that affects his facial features is suing former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal and two others for mocking a selfie he posted online. Jahmel Binion filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Macomb County Circuit Court seeking more than $25,000 in damages. The Detroit Free Press says Binion took a picture of himself last summer, and it later was mocked by O'Neal on Instagram and Twitter. A number of others mocked it online as well. ESPN.com

July 30, 2014 Updates

Binion said O’Neal and Burke later called him to apologize and the trio posted apologies on Twitter. Binion’s condition, called ectodermal dysplasia, can affect a person’s appearance and cause health problems. In Binion’s case, he does not sweat, and the condition has affected his hair and teeth. If he gets overheated and can’t cool himself down, he said, he could faint or suffer heat stroke. Detroit Free Press

July 12, 2014 Updates
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He said some teams are only a few pieces away sometimes. "They're on the right track, but they are two big pieces away or three to four nice pieces away," O'Neal said. "For us in Orlando, we had three big pieces in 3 years: me first, Penny [Hardaway] the second year and then Horace Grant the third. That would be similar to what Miami did when they had Dwyane Wade, having a big three. In Philly, you have [Nerlens Noel], who's going to do great on defense; the young guard Michael Carter-Williams, he's playing well. Now you need one or two more role-playing pieces, so you can start to build like [the Oklahoma City Thunder] did." Philadelphia Inquirer

July 2, 2014 Updates

Basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal put Vegas into a frenzy on Friday night as he made his official debut as DJ Diesel behind the turntables at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Las Vegas. Shaq arrived shortly after 1 a.m. with an entourage of friends who were ready to party at the Strip-side venue. Fans were in awe of the towering four-time NBA champion as he greeted the crowd and posed for photos on the club’s Rooftop. When asked about the future of his DJ career, DJ Shaq Diesel replied, “I would love to do a Vegas residency.” Haute Living Magazine

June 8, 2014 Updates

Shaquille O'Neal is on the giving end of a huge real estate deal ... ya feel? TMZ Sports has obtained official documents which show Shaq recently sold a 3,904 square foot home near Orlando, FL to a man named Yves Paul Demesmin for a cool TEN DOLLARS. Seriously. Shaq signed the trustee's deed -- which was filed was filed in California -- on March 6, 2014 ... giving Demesmin control of the 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom property. TMZ.com

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“There’s some big ‘ol women down there,” Barkley said, repeating insults he has tossed out several times over the years. “That’s a gold mine for Weight Watchers…Victoria is definitely a secret. They can’t wear no Victoria’s Secret down there.” O’Neal stressed that Barkley is “just joking” whenever he takes such shots. “I’ve known Charles a long time,” O’Neal said. “He’s just having a fun time. The women here are mamita linda…very beautiful, very pretty.” San Antonio Express-News

May 12, 2014 Updates

Shaquille O’Neal can add a new title to his LinkedIn profile: “Children’s book author.” The retired basketball player will author a new series of books called Little Shaq for early readers. It will be based on O’Neal’s childhood and feature a series of adventures of a young Shaq and his cousin Barry. “I am excited to be working with Bloomsbury on this project that will reach young, independent readers,” O’Neal said in a statement. “Education is a cause that is very important to me and I love that this series will combine reading with my love of basketball. It’s a slam dunk for literacy!” The first book is scheduled to be published in 2015. For The Win

May 6, 2014 Updates

A lot of you may remember Shaq Fu as the so-bad-it-was-good Super Nintendo game that came out in 1994. While not too many people actually played the game, Shaq Fu has managed to live on in 90s-nostalgia-fueled infamy. And now, 20 years later, Shaq Fu is BACK. Some video game developers announced that they were building Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn a while back and I’ll be the first to admit I thought it was a Funny or Die video or something. Turns out it was real, though, and the gang raised over $450,000 in a 60-day Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to make it happen. For The Win

April 30, 2014 Updates

NBA legend Shaquille 'Shaq' O'Neal has prompted outrage by apparently posting an Instagram photo which mocked a man with a rare genetic condition. Jahmel Binion, whose ectodermal dysplasia hinders his ability to grow teeth and hair, was dumbfounded when thousands of internet users imitated and mocked a selfie he took. They included Shaq, who has now apparently deleted the Instagram photo - which said 'SMILE TODAY' - and uploaded one comparing himself to the cartoon ogre Shrek. Daily Mail

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March 26, 2014 Updates

Former LSU center Shaquille O’Neal, Duke forward Grant Hill and former Maryland coach Gary Williams were named to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Also elected by a eight-person committee were Zelmo Beaty of Prairie A&M, Darrell Griffith of Louisville, former LSU coach Dale Brown, Five-Star Basketball Camp founder Howard Garfinkel and former Stetson coach, author and clinic director Glenn Wilkes Sr. Basketball Insiders

March 25, 2014 Updates

It’s no secret that Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant were not on the best of terms for much of their time together with the Los Angeles Lakers. Both of them have said that numerous times over the years, and Phil Jackson recently blamed Shaq’s work ethic for the demise of their early-2000s dynasty. Bryant echoes this sentiment in a new interview with the New Yorker: “It used to drive me crazy that he was so lazy,” Bryant told me. “You got to have the responsibility of working every single day. You can’t skate through (expletive).” For The Win

Shaquille O'Neal is the subject of an open assault investigation by police in Atlanta after an incident his lawyer described as "horseplay" in which a co-worker was injured last year. No charges have been filed by local police over the event, which according to a police report is alleged to have occurred May 9 and first reported to police July 2. According to Robert Williams, a co-worker of O'Neal's at Turner Studios, for whom O'Neal is an NBA analyst, the 15-time All-Star "ran out of a room and hit me with a tackle punch to the back knocking me down and falling on top of me injuring my neck and back," the police report says. Williams said Turner Security was made aware of the incident within a day. "The investigation was initially handled by the zone and as that investigation deepened, it was transferred (to) the complex case squad," Atlanta police Sgt. Greg Lyon said, according to WSB TV in Atlanta. "At the conclusion of their investigation, we'll have their findings and we'll go forth from there, whether charges will be filed, whether it (will) be reviewed by the DA's Office." ESPN.com

March 24, 2014 Updates

Channel 2 Action News has learned former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is under investigation by the Atlanta Police Department for an alleged assault. Channel 2’s Ryan Young obtained a police report detailing the incident, but so far, O’Neal has not been charged with anything. WSB Channel 2

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