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Denver Stiffs Apr 27, 2016

RTFBO: That sweet, sweet (big man) nostalgia

After watching ESPN's 30 for 30 "This Magic Moment" I have rediscovered my love of early to mid 1990's NBA Finals. More than that though the golden era of the Center. Sometimes when you watch a documentary Sweet, sweet nostalgia For those of you who haven't watched This Magic Moment, a documentary on the early to mid 1990's Orlando Magic with Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee (Penny) Hardaway ... you're missing out on pure, smile inducing, memory walking, ultimate nostalgia about a wacky, fun time in the NBA. Orlando-era Shaq was something really fun and it was great re-living a time that I...

#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Kobe throws it up, Shaq slams it down

#NBArank Best Playoff Vines: Kobe throws it up, Shaq slams it down
Fear The Sword Apr 24, 2016

Tyronn Lue says LeBron James is the Shaq of guards and forwards

Tyronn Lue says LeBron is like a certain former teammate who once broke a backboard with sheer force. At the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround today in Detroit, head coach Tyronn Lue compared LeBron James' physicality to that of retired NBA great Shaquille O'Neal. "I think he's the Shaq of guards and forwards," Lue said per ESPN's video. "I think he's Shaq-like. He's so strong and so physical when he goes to the basket that guys bounce off of him. Those are still fouls, but he doesn't get the call because he's so strong and so physical." Lue's description of LeBron is pretty spot-on. Only...
Golden State Of Mind Apr 21, 2016

Draymond Green teams up with Verizon in hilarious ad

Could Draymond have an acting future? So, normally we try and avoid posting advertisements for companies not named Vox Media Inc. However, this ad was pretty funny. Draymond Green is such an outspoken, fun-loving guy. Couldn't you see him in a remake of Kazaam, or something? Seriously, he could be Genie-Shaq's little brother or something. Who do I talk to about this. C'mon, some of y'all must be TV/Movie people, right?! Lol, I forgot how bad this was. They say "Young Shaq" was a true force of nature, but I contend that actually "Rhyming, Angry Young Shaq" was the true hero.
Denver Stiffs Apr 18, 2016

Imagining a "30 for 30" for the Denver Nuggets ...

ESPN's terrific 30 for 30 films series has profiled a number of NBA teams and basketball-related stories and while it probably won't ever happen, several Denver Nuggets stories would make for a great addition to the series. For those NBA fans who haven't already seen it, ESPN 30 for 30 films' recently debuted "This Magic Moment" - about the 1992 through 1996 Orlando Magic - is a must watch. Like all of 30 for 30's terrific documentaries about the NBA and other sports, "This Magic Moment" dives deep into the backstory of how the Shaquille O'Neal / Anfernee Hardaway Magic squad was built...
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 17, 2016

Kobe Bryant being recruited to join Inside the NBA

Could he and Shaq reunite on TNT? During his final season, Kobe Bryant often spoke of his desire to tell stories. The future Hall of Famer got a heck of a start to storytelling when he wrote the magical 60-point ending to his career last Wednesday, but could he be interested in shaping the narratives of other basketball players? According to TMZ Sports, that scenario is on the table. The website reports that Inside the NBA has "reached out" to Kobe to gauge his interest in joining the multiple Emmy award-winning panel of Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kenny Smith, and that Bryant is...
Heat Index | ESPN Apr 17, 2016

5-on-5: Will the Hornets upset the Heat?

5-on-5: Will the Hornets upset the Heat?
Plain Dealer Apr 14, 2016

The All-LeBron James playoff team; Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Chris Bosh, Shaquille O'Neal

Complete NBA playoff stats for LeBron James and his 64 playoff teammates over the years with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat help produce an All-LeBron playoff team of James, Dwyane Wade, Kyrie Irving, Chris Bosh and Shaquille O'Neal.
Lakers' triangle of Kobe, Shaq and Phil came together on the court, if nowhere else

Lakers' triangle of Kobe, Shaq and Phil came together on the court, if nowhere else

Coach Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were a holy trinity of basketball talent and oversized egos that meshed to bring the Lakers three NBA championships in the 2000s. The triumvirate brought bliss and confetti-strewn parades to...
Silver Screen and Roll Apr 13, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal says Kobe Bryant is 'the greatest Laker ever'

One-half of the most dominant one-two punch in NBA history had some nice things to say about his soon to retire teammate. Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal went to four NBA Finals together during their time with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning three of them. The two had countless breathlessly reported clashes, but since O'Neal he has seemed to soften his stance on Bryant, often complimenting his former teammate from afar. When Kobe passed Shaq on the NBA's all-time scoring list in 2012, O'Neal called Bryant "the greatest Laker ever." When asked to speak about Bryant's legacy on Inside the...

Hyde5: Shaq tells Whiteside 'silliness has to halt'

Shaquille O’Neal shed some interesting light on his recent conversations with Hassan Whiteside during the TNT halftime show of the Heat-Bulls game. His advice sounds like it came from Pat Riley, too.  “I told him that the silliness has to come to a halt,’’ Shaq said. He told Whiteside, “You can...

Hassan Whiteside develops friendship with Shaquille O'Neal

The conversations now occur about once a week.Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside recently struck up a friendship with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, who earlier this week was selected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The two usually cover subjects ranging from basketball to off-the-court activities....

WATCH: Shaquille O'Neal's WWE WrestleMania 32 moment

Add pro wrestler to Shaquille O'Neal's list of accomplishments. The 7-foot-1 retired NBA legend made his in-ring debut for World Wrestling Entertainment on the company's grandest stage, WrestleMania, on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

Shaq using Magic as leverage on Howard's behalf

Shaquille O’Neal officially started the Dwight Howard free-agent promotional train Monday with the expected Orlando tease. Howard forced a trade in 2012 and now he (and indirectly, Shaq) are already using the Magic as leverage in Dwight’s quest to create a market and assemble the highest bidders....

Malone remembers Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson fondly

NBA superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson were both named to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday. Nuggets coach Michael Malone has stories on both and remembers them with a smile.

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