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  1. Naked Shaquille O'Neal antics

    Henry Abbott

    Veteran NBA coach Alvin Gentry with a classic tale of life with Shaquille O'Neal....

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  2. Working with Shaquille O'Neal

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Amin Elhassan worked with Shaquille O'Neal on the Phoenix Suns, and reflects on word O'Neal's under investigation for workplace assault....

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  3. When Shaq bet Alvin Gentry a Lamborghini

    Henry Abbott

    Alvin Gentry has more NBA stories than anyone. This one's from his days with the Suns, when Shaquille O'Neal said he'd buy Gentry a Lamborghini ... if the coach could dunk the ball....

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  4. David Stern vs. "ludicrous" Hack-a-Shaq

    Henry Abbott

    Much of the NBA is discussing Dwight Howard's inability to hit free throws, and the tactical opportunity that it creates for Los Angeles Lakers' opponents to foul him early and often. Even if Howard is nowhere near the action, if an opponent grabs hi...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  5. Shaquille O'Neal on "Kazaam"

    Henry Abbott

    Shaquille O'Neal's 1996 rapping genie basketball movie was -- shocker -- pretty bad. The most recommended comment on IMDB includes the phrase "never see this movie". Why did one of the best players in NBA history agree to do it? In a (PG-13) in...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  6. Robert Horry: Shaq vs. Kobe is all Phil

    Henry Abbott

    In Russia, Robert Horry suggests that originally, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant got along beautifully until Phil Jackson intervened. Horry has been in Russia and was interviewed by Sports.ru. On his blog Rush'n Hoops, journalist Alexander Chern...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Years removed from his public sparring from Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal proclaimed since then that the feuding served nothing more than a motivational tool between the two teammates and nothing more than a mar...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  8. A poem for Shaquille O'Neal

    Henry Abbott

    Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images The year: 2000. The king of the basketball world: Shaquille O'Neal. As usual, I lost a bet. This time the circumstances were cloaked in stat geekery, and maddening. But the end result is: Shaquille O'Neal contributed mo...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  9. Shaq vs. Darko: Losing ugly

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images The wager: Darko Milicic would contribute more than Shaquille O'Neal. Shaquille O'Neal is big. Huge, in fact. His seven feet of height or untold pounds aren't what overwhelms this story, however. It's his fame. H...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  10. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Shaquille O'Neal, finally back from injury, comes up hobbling with a calf strain and Doc Rivers is sounding a little desperate. Those Kobe Bryant crunch time numbers I cite sometimes are not created by tricks of statistics. They come from games lik...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  11. A better deployment of Shaquille O'Neal

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Haberstroh (Insider) notices that in limited minutes, Shaquille O'Neal has quietly become, by some measures, the most efficient player in the NBA. He was nowhere close last year. What's the difference? Here's a big one: Credit must be given t...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: "This was not just a basketball game; it was a civic celebration. A sports shindig this city hasn't seen since that Ping Pong ball came up Shaq. Even Tiger Woods came out of seclusion to be here -- his first Magi...

    Blog | October 29, 2010
  13. Shaquille O'Neal, press conference star

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | August 10, 2010
  14. Shaquille O'Neal vs. Darko Milicic: The Bet

    Henry Abbott

    The other day I wrote that I thought Darko Milicic would contribute more to the Timberwolves this season than Shaquille O'Neal would to the Celtics. What I didn't make clear enough was that my point is really a story about reputations. O'Neal is a...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: "Shaquille O'Neal's career should have had the perfect fairytale ending. He should be finishing his NBA career where he started it all those years ago -- right here in Orlando, trying to help the Magic win that e...

    Blog | August 06, 2010
  16. Shaquille O'Neal vs. Darko Milicic, a bet

    Henry Abbott

    Every now and again I get it in my head to place some kind of embarrassing public wager. I usually lose, which can be painful. So, let's do it again! Here's the deal: The Celtics have reportedly come to an agreement with Shaquille O'Neal, wh...

    Blog | August 04, 2010