Fact: Country star-turned-actor Tim Mcgraw has signed on to narrate a new documentary about retired basketball superstar Shaquille O'Neal's friendship with his former college coach Dale Brown. The singer, who is the son of baseball star Frank 'Tug' MCGraw, will front the ESPN Films documentary Shaq & Dale. MCGraw, a lifelong Louisiana State University fan, jumped at the chance to play his part in the story of the college's most famous basketball player and his coach.
Quote: "Justin, as a father of six you have to straighten up, son. Last year, you were ranked the fifth most-hated person of all time. Kim Jong-Un didn't rank that high. And he uses your music to torture people." Retired basketball great Shaquille O'Neal pokes fun at Justin Bieber during the pop star's Comedy Central Roast in Hollywood on Saturday (14Mar15).
Fact: Retired basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal is aiming to conquer the world of Tv by becoming the star of his own sitcom. U.S. network executives at TruTv have ordered a pilot episode of the tentatively-titled Shaq Inc., which will be a workplace comedy based around his real-life business empire. The former sportsman, who has previously notched up acting credits in Adam Sandler films Grown Ups 2 and Blended, will also serve as an executive producer, along with Tv veteran Mike Tollin.
Fact: Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal proved his rock 'n' roll credentials by performing a rendition of Bon Jovi's classic You Give Love A Bad Name at a college bar. The retired Los Angeles Lakers hero clambered onstage at a Louisiana State University campus bar in Baton Rouge on Thursday night (18Sep14) to join a local band for the impromptu show. Film footage posted on Tmz.com shows the star jumping up and down with his arms around one of the musicians before grabbing a microphone to holler along to the chorus of the song.
Fact: Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal is launching a new career as a club Dj. The former Los Angeles Lakers star, who now works as a sports Tv pundit, will take over the Dj booth at Chateau Nightclub at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas for his first gig on 27 June (14), reports Tmz.com.
Fact: Basketball great Shaquille O'Neal has sold off his Orlando, Florida home for just $10 (£6.25). The retired sportsman-turned-Tv pundit filed the trustee's deed in California in March (14), agreeing to hand over the keys of his five-bedroom, four-bathroom pad to Haitian businessman Yves Paul Demesmin for the tiny sum, according to Tmz.com. O'Neal has yet to reveal why he let the property go so cheaply after purchasing it for $235,000 (£146,875) in 2012.
Quote: "Pictures and Tv doesn't really do her justice. She's a good looking girl... She was nice, she was courteous, she took a picture with me." Basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal is a big fan of Lindsay Lohan after recently running into the troubled actress in Los Angeles following the completion of her court-ordered 90-day rehab stint.
Fact: Rapper, movie star and basketball ace Shaquille O'Neal is launching his own line of 'healthy' vodka next year (13) entitled Luv Shaq. The former Nba player's coconut-flavoured alcoholic beverage will be sugar- and gluten-free and will launch in direct competition with Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Ciroc brand.
Fact: JULIO IGLESIAS JR sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY to basketball superstar and rapper Shaquille O'Neal when he turned 34 last week (10MAR06). The Miami Heat star threw a SCARFACE-themed party for pals like Ludacris and Trick Daddy.
Fact: <p>Basketball hero and part-time cop Shaquille O'Neal helped to break up a fight at Oscar winner Jamie Foxx's pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in Miami, Florida, on Saturday night (27AUG05). </p>