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 in 1993… » 9/17/13 5:00pm 9/17/13 5:00pm

The NBA Player Who Came Out Was A Video Game Cover Star... Sort Of

Today's big news—not just in sports, either—is 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins revealing he is gay. Collins isn't really a star; he's a journeyman more known for getting destroyed by Shaq in the NBA Finals his rookie year. Perhaps you may have seen him somewhere else? » 4/29/13 6:28pm 4/29/13 6:28pm

Here Is A Video Of Charles Barkley Using A Shake Weight In Extremely…

TNT's Inside The NBA hosts Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley are engaged in some sort of workout competition, and tonight Shaq tossed Charles Barkley a Shake Weight to help Chuck's battle of the bulk. While it doesn't appear Sir Charles understands the device too well, it's still a delicious image that demanded… » 5/15/12 11:49pm 5/15/12 11:49pm

Sadly, The World Will Never Know Who Shaq "Blames For That Shit" [UPDATE]

This slip-up came at the tail end of a conversation on TNT about Twinkie-maker Hostess declaring bankruptcy, an entirely reasonable topic for a studio show previewing a night of NBA action. I assume it's that bankruptcy filing Shaquille O'Neal means by "that shit," but we were all sent to commercial before learning the… » 1/12/12 8:28pm 1/12/12 8:28pm

In New Book, Shaq Explains How Kobe's Sexual Assault Charges Destroyed…

Shaq Uncut: My Story, the Diesel's new autobiography written with noted Around the Horn personage Jackie MacMullan, comes out November 15 and it dropped on our desk today. There's some juicy stuff in there, most obviously about the beef between Shaq and Kobe. We had always known that the feud took a turn for the worse… » 10/31/11 2:25pm 10/31/11 2:25pm

"Life Is Like A Jump Shot": Reviewing The Unremarkable History Of NBA…

NBA players like rapping, and that is a fact of the universe that we are powerless to stop. The way that I have tended to deal this phenomenon is generally to ignore it completely. It is shockingly easy to do: Just as I do with Kreayshawn, I pretend that NBA rappers do not exist, that they have never existed, and that… » 9/23/11 5:00pm 9/23/11 5:00pm