Shaquille O’Neal absolutely destroys 76ers Ben Simmons following Game 7 loss [Video]

NBA

On Sunday night, the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and a large part of that was the play (or lack thereof) of 76ers F Ben Simmons. Late in the game, Simmons passed up an easy dunk to pass the ball to a teammate and social … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal once tried to pay teammate to fight Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

It is no mystery that Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal were exactly the best of friends while they were teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s well documented that the two had a heated relationship and allegedly, O’Neal offered to pay one of his teammates to fight Kobe during practice. That player is Isaiah Rider, … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal breaks down while talking about Kobe Bryant [Video]

It has been an extremely emotional couple of days as the world mourns the loss of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and the 7 others who were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. Embed from Getty Images On Tuesday evening, Bryant’s former teammate Shaquille O’Neal broke down in tears as … Read more

Larry Brown reveals Detroit Pistons lost Game 2 of NBA Finals because they did not listen to him about Kobe Bryant

The Goin’ to Work Detroit Pistons team that won the 2004 NBA Championship is a team that will forever be remembered. During that magical 2003-2004 season, the Pistons ended up squaring off against Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2004 NBA Finals. Embed from Getty Images Heading into the series, … Read more

MUST SEE: Golden Tate’s horrendous golf swing

Golden Tate

The Detroit Lions have an extremely busy and important offseason ahead of them. Well, that is, for Bob Quinn and the rest of the management. As for the players, their offseason will start with some well-deserved rest, vacations, and golf. Lions’ wide receiver, Golden Tate, appears to be excited about the golfing aspect that the offseason … Read more

TBT: Barkley swings on Laimbeer, Ben Wallace dominates Shaq

TNT’s “Inside the NBA” is far and away the best NBA show on television right now. A big part of that is due to the hilarious and often combatant commentary of former NBA players Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal, both of whom have an extensive history with our hometown Detroit Pistons. First up, Barkley: In … Read more

Chauncey Billups: ‘What we did (in 2004) will never happen again’

One of the best to ever wear a Detroit Pistons uniform, point guard Chauncey Billups joined Adrian Wojnarowski this past week on his ‘The Vertical Podcast’ show. Wojnarowski touched on many topics with Billups, one in particular stands out from the others. About a quarter of the way through the podcast, Wojnarowski brought up how the 2004 … Read more

MSU coach Tom Izzo inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame

Michigan State basketball head coach Tom Izzo has a long list of achievements throughout his storied 21-year coaching career, but few will be able to top his latest accomplishment. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the inductees for its 2016 class on Monday and Izzo was a part of a class that includes … Read more

Spartans coach Tom Izzo nominated for Naismith Hall of Fame

Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has had another well deserved honor bestowed upon him. This time by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. https://t.co/0RlJvMXPii >> Michigan State coach Tom Izzo named finalist for Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame https://t.co/v9iYYQEgxh — Michigan St Spartans (@spartansbuzztap) February 12, 2016 Izzo is one of 14 nominees including … Read more

Chauncey Billups’ Top 5 Detroit Pistons Moments

Chauncey Billups surely had his fair share of memorable moments during his tenure with the Detroit Pistons. After all, you don’t receive the nickname “Mr. Big Shot” for nothing. Today, we count down a few of our favorites: 5. Chauncey’s OT Heroics Eliminate the 76ers in ’03 Game 6 of the 2003 Eastern Conference Semifinals: Needing to … Read more

Tom Izzo among 2016 Basketball HOF nominees

With each and every year he continues to coach the Michigan State Spartans basketball program, Tom Izzo only adds to his remarkable resumé. His seven Final Four appearances in this millennium are most among active coaches in college basketball. His Spartans are currently 12-0, ranked #1 in the country and, once again, are a heavy favorite to … Read more

Shaquille O’Neal moves fan to tears via selfie

A man of the people, former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal took a break from last night’s appearance on TNT’s Inside the NBA for a quick selfie and a kiss with an adoring and apparently very passionate fan. We think those are tears of joy, though Kenny Smith may feel otherwise.

Worth noting: O’Neal is almost taller than his upright admirer while slouching in his seat.

Of course, former Lakers superstars have a history of inducing tears of passion in the wake of their greatness. After all, we’re still just a couple of years removed from this gem following Kobe Bryant’s appearance in Asia:

 

NBA’s “Hack-a-Shaq” strategy: fair or foul?

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Sports at every level, whether it be college or professional, are always open to changing rules, and for numerous reasons: improving player safety, benefiting the league as whole, or even drawing in more and newer fans by making the game more exciting. Predictably, professional sports leagues have received a flurry of positive and negative feedback from their fans over the years when it comes to their rule changes.

Today, we begin the first of a 5-part series on some of the most controversial and attention-drawing rules & strategies in the major professional sports, including the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and PGA. First up is the NBA and its unwritten defensive strategy most notably dubbed as the Hack-a-Shaq.

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