Category: Shaquille O’Neal

Stan Van Gundy: Dwight Howard will Get Mixed Treatment in His Return to Orlando, but Magic Should Consider Retiring His Number

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Dwight Howard makes his return to Orlando tonight and it should be a toss up to see the kind of reaction he will get. Most fans and pundits would think Howard is going to get booed profusely after pushing his way out of Florida for the past two seasons. Stan Van ...

Jerry West Reflects on His Time Working For and With Jerry Buss

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

As Jerry West puts it, the Los Angeles Lakers always seemed to be in the right place at the right time to make big moves. That said, Jerry Buss, the former Lakers owner, seemed to play a key role in making sure that always remained the case. Here, West reflects ...

Kobe Bryant Says He Had to Create Conflict and Confrontation to Try to Get Things to Change in L.A.

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

It has been a really tough season for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers have dealt with numerous injuries, but the biggest problem has been the inability of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol and Dwight Howard to come together and learn how to play the right way with each ...

Shaquille O’Neal Does Not Approve of Miami’s Grind-It-Out Style

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

The Miami Heat found a way to beat Oklahoma City 95-89 in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, grabbing their first lead of the series at 2-1. Don't color Shaquille O'Neal impressed, however. He's disappointed in the fact that it was a close game and that coach Erik ...

Charles Barkley: Shaq is Interested in the Orlando GM Job and Will Interview Soon

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Reports surfaced Wednesday that Shaquille O'Neal would be discussing the open general manager position with the Orlando Magic. Quite frankly, when I first read that, by jaw hit the floor. I couldn't figure out what was weirder: Shaq as a rapper, Shaq as a police officer or Shaq as a ...

Shaquille O’Neal: “I will never do Dancing with the Stars”

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Shaquille O’Neal was one of the most dominant centers to ever play the game of basketball, but decided to retire this past season after a brilliant NBA career. It didn’t take him long to find a new job. TNT jumped at the opportunity to bring the Big Aristotle on their ...

The Mount Rushmore of Big Men Needs to Make Room for the Big Diesel

Monday, June 6th, 2011

After 19 seasons in the NBA, 28,000 career points, four NBA championships, 3 NBA Finals MVP’s, 15 All-Star appearances, and a myriad of nicknames, Shaquille O’Neal called it a career last week. And what a brilliant career it was. When he came into the league in 1992, Shaq took the ...

Shaquille O’Neal Retires From the NBA, “For Now.”

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

With Shaquille O'Neal making his retirement official this week, many are discussing where he ranks all-time in terms of big men in the NBA. One thing pretty much everyone can settle on is that he was the first real personable big man that the average fan could relate to. I ...

Veteran Experience Collides With Youthful Athleticism as Boston Squares Off With Miami

Friday, April 29th, 2011

The newest Big Three against the most recent Big Three to come before them squaring off in an NBA Playoffs series? Yes, please. In a not-so-surprising turn of events, the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics each won their first-round series to earn the right to face each other in what ...

Paul Pierce Tries to Ignore Those Who Say This Could Be the Boston Celtics Final Run

Friday, April 15th, 2011

In Paul Pierce's mind, he's heard this message every year for a couple years now: With he, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett getting older, many think this could be the Boston Celtics final stand. But, after hearing it before, are we really at that point this time around? The Celtics didn't ...