8:06 PM EST, Sat February 06, 2016
Orlando Sentinel 23 hours ago

Schmitz: Hack-a-Shaq not coming back?

Hit the road, Hack-A-Shaq. And don't you come back no more, no more. Finally, it appears that the NBA will look this summer to deal with this scourge: the often hideous practice of teams intentionally fouling poor free-throw shooters. Commissioner Adam Silver, straddling the fence on the matter...
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James believes "hack-a-Shaq" should stay in place

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told USA Today in a podcast that he's looking at making changes to that rule over the summer.
CelticsBlog Feb 3, 2016

The return of Tyler Zeller

Tyler Zeller was the unlikely hero in the Celtics' 97-89 victory over the Knicks in Madison Square Garden. In Brad Stevens' pre-game presser, he talked about "prioritizing skill in the way we're playing right now" and as Celtics.com's Marc D'Amico points out, that has fueled Boston's small ball strategy and shortened what was a deep bench to start the season to a tight nine-man rotation.  David Lee aside, the biggest casualty has been Tyler Zeller.  After being a big part of the playoff run last season to coming into training camp with rumblings of a possible extension to losing his...
Pounding The Rock Feb 2, 2016

Spurs make Magic with random lineup to sink Orlando, stay unbeaten at home

Thereby improving their record against Shaquille O'Neal's former teams to 8-1 on the season. Game 48 Vs. Orlando: Spurs 107, Magic 92  Rec: 40-8  1st in Southwest, 2nd in West  Streak: W-1 It's February, there's still two weeks to go till the Rodeo Road Trip, Tim Duncan remains out of action and the Spurs were facing yet another nondescript opponent at home. The Orlando Magic started the season surprisingly well under Scott Skiles, but have been the worst team in the league since the turn of the calendar, with two January wins to their name. A visit to San Antonio, where the Spurs were...
Orlando Sentinel Jan 29, 2016

Mike Bianchi: Orlando should build statues for Arnold Palmer, Pat Williams

Running off at the typewriter ... Just saw where the L.A. Lakers announced they're going to build a statue for Shaquille O'Neal outside of Staples Center. In related news, the Magic announced they are going to dredge a dried-up little pond in his honor. But seriously, if Orlando were ever going...

Shaq becomes 'The Big Statue' -- and De La Hoya welcomes him to an elite club

Shaq becomes The Big Statue -- and De La Hoya welcomes him to an elite club
Chicago Tribune Jan 28, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal to be honored by Lakers with a Staples Center statue

When Shaquille O'Neal went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," he expected to be the one providing the news. When Kimmel asked the four-time NBA champion about potentially entering the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, O'Neal received loud applause as he stated he planned to be memorialized as a Laker...
Silver Screen and Roll Jan 28, 2016

Watch Shaquille O'Neal find out the Lakers are giving him a statue outside Staples Center

Just call him "the Big Statue." The Los Angeles Lakers announced on Wednesday night that they will unveil a statue of Shaquille O'Neal outside of Staples Center during the 2016-17 season. The announcement was widely expected to happen at some point, but its still a cool honor for one of the most legendary players in the franchise's history. O'Neal helped deliver three titles to Los Angeles while forming arguably the most dominant two-man tandem in NBA history with Kobe Bryant. "We look forward to having Shaq join the other legends who have been honored with statues at STAPLES...

Lakers to honor Shaq with statue outside Staples

Lakers to honor Shaq with statue outside Staples
Orange County Register Jan 28, 2016
Lakers to honor Shaquille O'Neal with a statue at Staples Center next season

Lakers to honor Shaquille O'Neal with a statue at Staples Center next season

Shaquille O’Neal will become the fourth Lakers legend to be honored with a statue outside of Staples Center after a surprise announcement on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on Wednesday night. O’Neal will join Jerry West, Magic Johnson and Kareem...
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 27, 2016

Joking? Shaq says LSU 'paid me very well' in college years

Shaquille O'Neal outing his college at a public event, then a day later insisted that he was kidding.

Shaquille O'Neal entertains crowd at Lakers event

Shaquille ONeal entertains crowd at Lakers event

Shaq shares his love for the Lakers, their fans and the Buss family

LOS ANGELES Eleven years and more than a few hard feelings have separated Shaquille O’Neal from his Lakers days. Yet, the former Lakers center took another step Monday to smooth over whatever remaining rough spots that remain from his eight-year...
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 26, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal joins pickup game with cop and kids in Florida (PHOTOS)

Newark native and former NBA great Shaquille O'Neal surprised kids in Gainesville, Fla., by showing up for a neighborhood hoops game with an officer who had recently befriended the kids.
Los Angeles Times Jan 26, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal, who wasn't always so kind, speaks lovingly of Lakers, L.A. and the Buss family

There were no basketball games Monday at Staples Center, only an event that might have patched up some differences between Shaquille O'Neal and the Lakers. If time heals all wounds, O'Neal has tried to cleanse whatever ill will he created during his eight-season Lakers run. He sparred publicly...

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