Posts Tagged ‘Shaquille O’Neal’

Shaq pays tribute to Canadian firefighters

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Recent wildfires in Alberta, Canada, have devastated the town of Ft. McMurray, as firefighters have evacuated the area and battled the blazes. Over 88,000 have escaped the region, and Shaquille O’Neal recently took to Facebook to pay tribute to the brave firefighters who have saved so many lives as they fight the fires…

What happens when Charles Barkley wrestles Shaquille O’Neal?

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Sure, when they’re on television, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal seem like a couple of fun-loving guys. But what are they like off camera? As someone who has been fortunate enough to have spent a good bit of time with them off camera, I can attest that they are basically exactly the same on camera as they are off camera. Exhibit 479: This video from last night from just outside the TNT Green Room, where Chuck and Shaq apparently decided to see who would win in a wrestling match. Pretty sure that’s Charles claiming credit there at the end…

Office Vibes.

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That time Shaq crashed WrestleMania 32

By Jeff Case

Shaquille O’Neal has many accomplishments in his basketball-playing career (NBA champion, NBA Finals MVP, NBA MVP), he is an outspoken NBA analyst with Turner Sports and is never afraid to try his hand at many different off-the-court ventures.

We’re not sure what to categorize what Shaq did last night other than to say it’s Shaq being Shaq, perhaps. During last night’s WrestleMania 32 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, more than 100,000 fans were treated to a special sight during the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. That’s when O’Neal was a surprise entrant to the field.

According to

Looking fit in Tapout gear, the 15-time NBA All-Star rumbled with gigantic WWE Superstars like “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show and the demonic seven-footer Kane — and even eliminated Damien Sandow — before getting dumped by a slew of competitors.

And here’s some video of the event


It was a pretty busy night for Shaq, as he not only took part in a big event, but also met Brock Lesnar backstage before things got rolling …


Batman and Superman visit Inside the NBA

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERShaquille O’Neal has billed himself as Superman for years now. So what happened when Super Shaq met up with the man currently playing Superman on the big screen, including the upcoming “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice”? We found out last night on Inside the NBA when Ben Affleck (Batman) and Henry Cavill (Superman) paid a visit to the set…

VIDEO: Batman vs. Superman vs. Inside

Shaquille O’Neal can still throw it down

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERShaquille O’Neal is one of the most physically impressive specimens in NBA history, and back when he was an active player, he was able to viciously throw down on opposing players at a moment’s notice. But that’s when he was an active player — Shaq retired five years ago, and we haven’t seen him on a basketball court since. Which made Shaq’s “Inside the NBA” cohost Charles Barkley wonder publicly whether or not Shaq could still dunk the way he used to throw it down. So last night, before All-Star Saturday night really got underway, Shaq snuck on the court to let everyone know…yep, he’s still got it…

Larry Nance Jr. asks Shaq for a Golden Ticket

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Not much has gone right for the Los Angeles Lakers this season, and that struggle continued yesterday during their game against the Clippers yesterday, when forward Larry Nance Jr. tipped a rebound into the basket. The wrong basket.

Following the game, certain that his shot was going to get him nominated to this week’s “Shaqtin’ A Fool” on TNT, Nance attempted to save himself the grief by asking for help from a former Laker great.

One week ago, in a giving mood during the holiday season, Shaquille O’Neal announced a special one time only offer of amnesty. Make a mistake, and then ask Shaq for a Golden Ticket, and receive a lifetime exemption from Shaqtin’ A Fool…

Late last night, Nance wisely invoked the Golden Ticket offer via Twitter…

And early this morning, via Shaqtin’ producer Mike Goldfarb, we got an official ruling. Larry Nance Jr. is now off the hook…

Karl-Anthony Towns breaks out Shaq impression

VIDEO: Arena Link — Karl-Anthony Towns

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — For pretty much anyone in comedy, doing an impression of Shaquille O’Neal is no big deal — he’s been parodied by everyone from Kevin Hart to Frank Caliendo to Aries Spears to Jay Pharoah. But a basketball player doing an impression of Shaq? That’s a little more unexpected. So let’s give Minnesota rookie Karl-Anthony Towns some credit for breaking out a Shaq imitation last night on NBA TV. (And shoutout to Shaq for being ready to go right back at him.)

Shaq is no Katy Perry

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — We know Shaq has dropped a couple of albums that went platinum, but that was as a rapper. In this Instagram video below, Shaq (along with actor Randall Park) shows off his vocal abilities by singing Katy Perry’s “Firework,” and well…as a singer, Shaq’s a pretty good rapper?

DJ Diesel singing some Katy Perry with actor Randall Park…

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Sacramento Kings celebrate Shaq Week in unique way

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — NBA TV has dubbed this week “Shaq Week,” showing a marathon of programming celebrating some of the greatest games and moments of the Diesel himself, Shaquille O’Neal. (Coverage continues today, by the way!)

But the Sacramento Kings (where Shaq is a minority owner) decided to celebrate Shaq Week by flipping the script, and bringing back “Reverse Shaqtin’ A Fool.” Where instead of letting Shaq have all the fun and allowing him to laugh at the misfortune of others, this time the Kings players laugh at Shaq…

Shaquille O’Neal goes back to high school in South Korea

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — If there’s one thing I’ve learned this summer, it’s that I clearly need to watch more international television. I mean, a few weeks back we saw that awesome French show with Tony Parker driving around a kart while being chased by a tiger, and today we’ve got another international program, this one from South Korea. “Off To School” is a reality show where, according to Wikipedia, celebrities go back to high school for three days. And who would be more entertaining going back to high school than Shaquille O’Neal? Here’s a clip of Shaq showing up at school, giving out pounds to people in the playground and instantly becoming, literally, the big man on campus…

VIDEO: Shaq back to school