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'Blended' star Terry Crews explains why he relates to the film

'Blended' star Terry Crews explains why he relates to the film

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) --Terry Crews, a real-life father and step-father, says he could relate to the feel-good family story at the heart of his new big-screen comedy, "Blended."
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Shaquille O'Neal returning to video games in ‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’

Shaquille O'Neal returning to video games in ‘Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn’

ORLANDO, Fla., May 7 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal will be returning to video games in "Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn," after a crowdsourcing campaign on Indiegogo raised $473,884.
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Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Stretching the Field: NBA has no room for brawls

Who doesn't enjoy watching two grown men throwing fists in the ring, octagon, football field or on the ice?
Shaquille O'Neal wants to create another video game

Shaquille O'Neal wants to create another video game

SAN FRANCISCO, March 7 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal wants fans to help him fund creating a followup to his 1994 video game 'Shaq Fu.'
By Danielle Haynes

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 6, 2014.
By United Press International
CSPI objects to soft drink linked to Olympic success

CSPI objects to soft drink linked to Olympic success

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A Washington food advocacy groups questions Coca-Cola's TV ad suggesting Olympic skier Ted Ligety's success is due to his consumption of it soft drink.
'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

'Tonight Show' moves back to New York with Fallon as host

NEW YORK, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- New host Jimmy Fallon's debut Monday was the first episode of "The Tonight Show" broadcast from New York in more than 40 years.

Shaq to join Sacramento Kings ownership group

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Retired NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal said he has purchased a minority ownership stake in the Sacramento Kings.
Food advocates criticize Shaq for pitching sugary cream sodas

Food advocates criticize Shaq for pitching sugary cream sodas

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- A U.S. food advocacy group is critical of former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal for pitching a line of cream sodas containing 270 calories and 17 teaspoons of sugar.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
By United Press International

Lakers owner Buss hospitalized

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss has been hospitalized for treatment of an undisclosed form of cancer, team personnel told the Los Angeles Times Thursday.

UPI NewsTrack Sports

Report: Lakers owner Buss hospitalized ... Athletics closer Balfour has knee surgery ... Senators' Karlsson has Achilles surgery ... UConn's Wolf arraigned in domestic case ... Sports news from United Press International.

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Jacksonville, Arizona fill coaching needs ... Kobe Bryant leads all-star voting ... Former shoe salesman leads on PGA Tour ... Gators stay unbeaten in SEC ... Sports news from United Press International.
Kobe Bryant leads all-star voting

Kobe Bryant leads all-star voting

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Thursday Kobe Bryant had won a nationwide fan balloting and would appear in the league's All-Star Game for a record 15th straight year.
LeBron James wins NBA title, Olympic gold, MVP

LeBron James wins NBA title, Olympic gold, MVP

The 2011-12 NBA season started late but finished with the long-anticipated crowing of LeBron James and the Miami Heat as NBA champions.
JOHN HENDEL, United Press International
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Phoenix Suns Shaquille O'Neal (32) holds off Golden State Warriors Andris Biedrins as he draws a foul in the second quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on February 4, 2009. (UPI Photo/ Terry Schmitt)
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Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal ( /ʃəˈkiːl/ shə-keel; born March 6, 1972), nicknamed "Shaq" ( /ˈʃæk/ shak), is a former American professional basketball player. Standing 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) tall and weighing 325 pounds (147 kg), he was one of the heaviest players ever to play in the NBA. Throughout his 19-year career, O'Neal used his size and strength to overpower opponents for points and rebounds.

Following a standout career at Louisiana State University, O'Neal was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the first overall pick in the 1992 NBA Draft. He quickly became one of the top centers in the league, winning Rookie of the Year in 1992–93 and later leading his team to the 1995 NBA Finals. After four years with the Magic, O'Neal signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He won three consecutive championships, playing alongside Kobe Bryant, in 2000, 2001, and 2002. O'Neal's relationship with Bryant eventually declined into a feud. O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat in 2004, and his fourth NBA championship followed in 2006. Midway through the 2007–2008 season he was traded to the Phoenix Suns. After a season-and-a-half with the Suns, O'Neal was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he played alongside LeBron James in the 2009–10 season. O'Neal played for the Boston Celtics in the 2010–11 season before retiring.

O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999–2000 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998. He ranks 5th all-time in points scored, 5th in field goals, 12th in rebounds, and 7th in blocks.

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