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February 8, 1993 | From a Times staff writer
Shaquille O'Neal, the hottest new star in the National Basketball Assn., has put another endorsement deal in the refrigerator. Pepsi-Cola Co. announced Sunday that it has signed the towering Orlando Magic center to a five-year "multimillion-dollar" deal, but would not disclose specific terms. O'Neal already has commercial endorsement contracts with several companies, including shoemaker Reebok and Kenner Parker Toys, that are expected to net him as much as $30 million.
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SPORTS
February 9, 2011 | By Mike Bresnahan
LAKERS TONIGHT AT BOSTON Time: 5 PST. On the air: TV: TNT; Radio: 710; 1330. Where: TD Garden. Records: Lakers 36-16; Celtics 38-13. Record vs. Celtics: 0-1. Update: The Lakers had only 10 assists, their lowest at home in 51 years, in a 109-96 loss to Boston on Jan. 30. The Celtics are banged up for the rematch: Shaquille O'Neal (sore Achilles' tendon), key reserve Marquis Daniels (bruised spinal cord) and backup center Semih Erden (strained leg muscle)
BUSINESS
March 1, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Closely held Del Taco Inc. faces a lawsuit by Shaquille O'Neal, who contends that the Mexican fast-food chain falsely implied in radio advertisements that it had been endorsed by the All-Star Lakers center. The Laguna Hills chain ran a radio advertising campaign from March through April 2000 that featured a character named "Shaq Johnson." O'Neal alleges that the ads "were unlawful attempts to exploit the considerable value" of his name and infringed his registered "Shaq" trademark.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their T-shirts sweat-soaked and sneakers squeaking, 250 boys filed into the chapel at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday and took their seats in the pews. It was time to worship. Shaq was here. It was Day 4 of the Slam Basketball Camp--an annual all-boys event that's come to replace the defunct Magic Johnson camp in these parts--and the hours of lectures and drills in the hot summer sun were about to pay off.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | MARGARET TALEV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Their T-shirts sweat-soaked and sneakers squeaking, 250 boys filed into the chapel at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday and took their seats in the pews. It was time to worship. Shaq was here. It was Day 4 of the Slam Basketball Camp--an annual all-boys event that's come to replace the defunct Magic Johnson camp in these parts--and the hours of lectures and drills in the hot summer sun were about to pay off.
SPORTS
March 30, 2013 | By Ben Bolch
Let's get physical LeBron James was pushed and pulled, prodded and shoved. And then there was what happened to him on the court against the Chicago Bulls. The Miami star who spoke out about several hard fouls during the Heat's streak-stopping loss to the Bulls on Wednesday may have received a harder smackdown on the airwaves afterward. Said Danny Ainge, the Boston Celtics president of basketball operations: "I think that it's almost embarrassing that LeBron would complain about officiating.
SPORTS
April 2, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
Shaquille O'Neal dominated the Staples Center court one more time Tuesday, in a halftime jersey retirement ceremony that perfectly mirrored his Lakers career. It was booming. It was poignant. It was funny. It had thousands of fans chanting and cheering. And Kobe Bryant appeared to blow him off. "Can ... you … dig … it?" asked O'Neal, repeating his trademark championship chant for a sellout Staples Center crowd that screamed its affirmation. Bryant apparently couldn't, as he chose to record only a brief video tribute that ran on the scoreboard at the start of the ceremony.
SPORTS
May 20, 2000 | TIM KAWAKAMI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michael Jordan evoked them, triumphed over them, and eventually transformed them into both a proud epitaph and vehicle for veneration: Jordan rules. Three successive times in the NBA playoffs, the defensive laws formulated by the rival Detroit Pistons worked to hold down the Chicago Bulls and one of the greatest offensive forces in the history of basketball.
SPORTS
May 12, 2005 | Jerry Crowe, Times Staff Writer
So, how did Shaquille O'Neal lose all that weight? Put his mind to it, mostly. "He had a lot of self-motivation," said Ryan Oliver, a personal trainer from Portland, Ore., who oversaw O'Neal's workout regimen last summer in Orlando, Fla., implementing a program designed to meet the goals of the Miami Heat, which wanted a slimmer Shaq than the one it had acquired from the Lakers.
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