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January 17, 2002
Shaquille O'Neal, The Big Pachyderm, went another day without discussing the whiffed punch that cost him three games, about $729,000 and his duty to cover Miami's Alonzo Mourning on Wednesday and San Antonio's David Robinson on Saturday. But he is amusing himself and the media with his occasional bits of wisdom, Tuesday on the subject of frogs kicking elephants, and Wednesday on the importance of lawn care, particularly this time of year.
April 10, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI
Coach Phil Jackson said Shaquille O'Neal's sprained left ankle was in better shape Sunday, but Jackson said he wasn't sure if O'Neal would miss his second consecutive game tonight against the Seattle SuperSonics. "We'll see what it's like [Monday]," Jackson said after the team went through a video session and light workout at its practice facility. O'Neal underwent therapy and was not available to reporters.
July 12, 2005 | Mike Bresnahan, Times Staff Writer
Shaquille O'Neal -- "Dr. Shaq," as he wants to be known in the near future -- will be back in town tonight, almost a year to the day after he became a former Laker. He is back for business of a different type -- as host of an auto show in Hollywood -- but a return to the city he captivated for most of eight seasons rarely comes without his thoughts on all things basketball, past, present and future.
June 28, 2008
It is so unfortunate and disgraceful what Shaq has done. The verbiage of his rap attack was cheap as well as vulgar. Players need to take it out on the court, not on air, with abuses and profanity. Shaq has shown what he is made of. I hope other fans of the game speak up and show their disdain at this type of behavior. Haroon Rashid Vancouver, Canada So what do you do when you have a massive ego, your personal life is a mess, and your once excellent basketball skills have become ordinary?
March 30, 1997 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Talk about the light at the end of the tunnel. The Lakers made their sighting Saturday afternoon, with Robert Horry and Shaquille O'Neal both at practice again, even if it was at different levels. Horry went through his first full workout, two hours of scrimmages and drills at the Forum while pointing to, but not guaranteeing, a Tuesday return against Seattle.
September 7, 2002 | Tim Brown, From Staff and Wire Reports
Shaquille O'Neal was found Friday to be rid of the virus that gripped him for most of the past month, and so was cleared to undergo surgery on his arthritic big toe Wednesday at UCLA Medical Center. Doctors told O'Neal's agent, Perry Rogers, that blood tests administered this week were normal. O'Neal had twice been admitted into an Orlando-area hospital to be treated for high body temperatures and other complications, including a swollen liver. Dr.
February 27, 2001 | TIM BROWN
In the eight games played after recovering from his strained right arch, Shaquille O'Neal has averaged 31.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and three blocked shots. He is shooting 59% from the floor and 54.9% from the free-throw line. If those sound a lot like his numbers of last season, they are. He averaged 29.7 points and 13.6 rebounds in his most-valuable-player season, the Lakers' championship season.
October 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
It appears that Shaquille O'Neal, the superstar center for the Orlando Magic, will not be a member of the next U.S. Olympic basketball team because of a conflict between sponsors. O'Neal's refusal to sign a standard player contract has excluded him from a chance to play on the U.S. national team, which will play next summer in Toronto in the World Championships. Members of the team are required to sign an agreement that allows the NBA and sponsors to market the team.
February 23, 2003 | Mark Heisler
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into Staples Center.... We keep thinking we've seen it all and the Lakers keep showing us we haven't. Take the last 10 days, when it became evident they're not doing their 2001 scenario, where they suddenly wake up and win the rest of their games. Instead, their winning streak came to a screeching halt, Shaquille O'Neal left and Phil Jackson chided him for "Ming-itis."
August 10, 2011 | By Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times
A gang kidnapping case three years in the making, in which investigators looked into possible charges against NBA star Shaquille O'Neal, came to an abrupt end Tuesday as a prosecutor conceded that the alleged victim and star witness had credibility problems. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge M.L. Villar de Longoria ordered the case against seven Main Street Crip members dismissed after the prosecutor announced that his office would not proceed with the case. The unraveling of the kidnapping, robbery and assault case over a Feb. 10, 2008, incident revolved around the purported victim in the case, Robert Ross, a convicted felon and former gang member who was a one-time friend of O'Neal's.
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