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June 13, 2011
An A-to-Z remembrance of Shaq's career—basketball and (mostly) otherwise
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June 13, 2011

Adios, Buona Sera, Ciao....

An A-to-Z remembrance of Shaq's career—basketball and (mostly) otherwise

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Actors Guild Two Razzie noms (Steel, Blue Chips) and a bunch of box office bombs (Kazaam: $18.8M U.S.), but yup, he's a member.

Buss, Jerry Shaq barked "Pay me" at the Lakers' owner in '03, and Buss continued to do so: some $144M over eight total years.

Conductor Led the Boston Pops in We Are the Champions last December.

Degrees Big Aristotle indeed. Got his B.S. at LSU in '00 ("I can get a real job now," he joked) and an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in '05.

Endorsements Reebok, Pepsi, Taco Bell, Spalding, Oreo, Li-Ning, Xfinity....

Fu-Schnickens Lent his voice in '93 for a hook in the hip-hop outfit's song What's Up Doc?, which made the Top 40, then added five albums—each worse than the last—and, in '95, a record label, TWisM.

Gold Four NBA rings, a '94 FIBA world championship and a '96 Olympic medal.

Hack-a-Shaq Origin: Don Nelson. And why not? Shaq missed 5,317 FTs, more than anyone but the Dipper.

International CXT Shaq bought a black-and-orange version of this truck, whose nine-foot-tall cab makes it the highest pickup in the world.

Jabbawockeez The San Diego dance outfit with which he creepily performed in a white mask at the '09 All-Star Game.

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