Hoop Dreams, Rap Nightmares: Revisiting B-Ball's Best Kept Secret

There's no semblance of a barrier between professional athletes and rappers today, but that wasn't the case in 1994. Long before Ron Artest put out his own mixtape or Damian Lillard dominated #FourBarFridays, the NBA's biggest stars were only just beginning to tiptoe into the studio, with oft-disastrous but… » 11/14/14 10:01am 11/14/14 10:01am

Infographic: Are College Sports In The Midst Of A "Shaq Boom"?

Over on his blog, Ken Pomeroy makes a convincing case that we're in the midst of a "Shaq Boom." The babies named "Shaquille" that were born in O'Neal's heyday in the '90s are now turning 18 and entering college basketball. The name "Shaquille" first entered the list of top 1,000 baby names in 1991 (720th) and peaked… » 9/17/13 5:00pm 9/17/13 5:00pm

Shaq Is Rapping Like A Weirdo Again, Dissing Dwight Howard

What you see above is Shaquille O'Neal hanging out in what looks like his mom's basement with two of his friends and spitting what I guess qualifies as a freestyle rap. Shaq takes a predictable swipe at Dwight Howard, but this dis track is nowhere near as devastating as "Kobe, Tell Me How My Ass Tastes." » 10/24/12 10:05am 10/24/12 10:05am