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Video / Nov 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Past Meets Present In Epic Update Of NBA’s Classic “Forever” Commercial

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James

Wilt Chamberlain, LeBron James (photo. Slamdunk Mixmakin”

Have you ever wondered what Derrick Rose would look like playing with Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? How Paul George measures up to a prime, healthy Tracy McGrady? If LeBron James’ aerial exploits compare to Julius Erving’s? You won’t ever find out, unfortunately, but this epic update of classic NBA spot “Forever” is the closest you’ll come to doing so. Read More »

Video / Nov 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Watch Shaq O’Neal, Charles Barkley Audition For “True Detective” Season 3

Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley (photo. B/R YouTube)

The often inane musings on basketball and society of former NBA stars and current TNT analysts Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley aren’t far from those relayed by Matthew McConaughey’s nihilistic detective Rust Cohle in season one of HBO’sTrue Detective.” With characters of the critically acclaimed crime anthology’s next installment already cast, The Big Aristotle and Round Mound of Rebound got a jump on season three auditions with the help of Bleacher Report. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News, Twitter / Oct 23, 2014 / 10:45 am

Julius Randle: “I Don’t Want To Be The Next Shaq. I Want To Be The Next Kobe”

Julius Randle, C.J. McCollum

Rookie Julius Randle always struck us as a bruising power forward, more in the vein of Shaq than any other Laker great; he’s a player with a butt that could back down just about anyone at the college level. We’ll see if that power translates to his first NBA season after being selected by the Lakers with the seventh pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. But Randle — after showcasing some nice body control on some coast-to-coast jaunts last night in LA’s win over Portland — has a different apotheosis in mind. Read More »

Video, We Reminisce / Oct 17, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Watch Shaq And Vlade Divac Joke About Flopping

Vivek Ranadive, Vlade Divac, Shaquille O'Neal

Back in the day, when Shaquille O’Neal dominated the block like no other big man since Wilt Chamberlain, it was almost impossible for opposing centers to slow the Big Aristotle down. Then along came the crafty Serbian, Vlade Divac, and flopping became the defense du jour when you didn’t have enough fouls for Hack-a-Shaq. The two were back at it, but without the pressure of a playoff series, when Vlade and the Kings minority owner were joined by Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadive to look for a birthday present for Vlade at the adidas store in Beijing. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 10, 2014 / 2:15 pm

What Was & Could Have Been: Shaquille O’Neal Posts Photo With Yao Ming

Yao Ming, Shaquille O'Neal

Yao Ming is one of the biggest and most overlooked “what-ifs?” in league history. A rash of foot injuries limited the Chinese giant – physically and metaphorically – to just seven full NBA seasons before he called it quits in 2010-2011. But Yao’s fleeting career doesn’t make his peak any less dominant. The Houston Rockets superstar was among the very best players in basketball for a three-year stretch from 2004-2005 to 2007-2008, averaging a combined 21.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game while shooting 53 percent from the field, numbers good for an elite PER of 24.9. But Yao wasn’t even the league’s clear-cut best center then; an aging Shaquille O’Neal was still around. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Oct 6, 2014 / 9:25 pm

Video: New NBA 2K15 Trailer Provides Taste of Shaq & Ernie’s Hijinks

Ernie Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal

Who is amped for NBA 2K15 to drop tonight at 12:00 a.m. EST in North America? In preparation for the official unveiling to the Western world, 2K Sports gives us another look at the pre- and post-game antics of harlequin Shaquille O’Neal and the straight guy to Shaq’s “Yakkem” brand of tomfoolery, Ernie Johnson. The duo normally found adjacent to Chuck and Kenny on TNT’s seminal “Inside the NBA,” are now on that NBA 2K flip. Read More »

Video / Sep 20, 2014 / 2:00 pm

Watch Shaq Perform An Impromptu Jon Bon Jovi Classic At An LSU Bar

Shaq

Shaq (photo. TMZ)

This past week, Shaquille O’Neal was back in the bayou at Louisiana State University, where he played for the Tigers basketball team for three years before going No. 1 in the 1992 NBA Draft. During the Diesel’s sojourn to his former school, he even found time to rock the mic with a local band, breaking into Jon Bon Jovi‘s classic, “Shot Through The Heart.” Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 9, 2014 / 1:15 pm

Video: Shaq & Ernie Are Always Watching In The New NBA 2K15 Trailer

Shaq, Ernie Johnson

In the first extended trailer for NBA 2K15, the ID and Superego of TNT’s “Inside the NBA,” Shaquille O’Neal and Ernie Johnson, lend their personas to the game. Shaq even famously blurts the title of the trailer, “YAKKEM!” They’re also in the follow-up, joining a gamer as he plays with a more svelte Shaq during his days with the Orlando Magic. Read More »

Video, Video Games / Aug 25, 2014 / 6:45 pm

Watch Sick New Extended NBA 2K15 Trailer, “Yakkem”

LeBron James NBA 2K15

The folks at 2K Sports have already offered a glimpse of NBA 2K15, but the latest trailer for basketball’s best video game franchise has us more excited than ever. Read More »

We Reminisce / Aug 25, 2014 / 2:15 pm

We Reminisce: Robert Horry’s Most Clutch Performances

Robert Horry

Robert Horry turns 44 years-old today. We take a look back at two of his most memorable clutch performances. Read More »